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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - CNT6410

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-02-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: In review 9/4/14; to GC. Approved. To USF Sys 11/4; to SCNS 11/12. Nmbr 6409 approvd as 6410. Effective 2/1/15


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5041 2014-07-03
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Computer Science and Engineering EN 2108
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Yao Liu 41079 yliu@cse.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    CNT 6410 Emerging Topics in Network Security

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? N
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Emrg Topics Net Security
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Covers basic concepts of network security, network security primitives, authentication techniques, security and privacy issues in modern wireless systems, and vulnerability analysis of electric power grids.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course has already been taught twice as a selected-topics course (CIS 6930). It should have its own, dedicated course number.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 2 times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Doctorate plus research expertise in network security


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    By the end of this course, students will be able to list the common threats and vulnerabilities of networked systems, describe network security primitives, and understand authentication protocols. Students will also learn recent advances in wireless and power grid security (e.g., physical layer authentication, anti-jamming techniques, secure telemedicine, and false data injection attacks).

    B. Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this course, students will be able to list the common threats and vulnerabilities of networked systems, describe network security primitives, and understand authentication protocols. Students will also learn recent advances in wireless and power grid security (e.g., physical layer authentication, anti-jamming techniques, secure telemedicine, and false data injection attacks).

    C. Major Topics

    Network security primitives, authentication techniques, security and privacy issues in modern wireless systems, and vulnerability analysis of electric power grids.

    D. Textbooks

    No required textbook.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Readings will be from lecture slides and research papers posted online.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    • Homework assignments (15%)

    • Summaries of assigned research papers (30%)

    • In-class paper presentation (20%)

    • Course project (25%)

    • Quiz and attendance (10%)

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    The assignments comprise 15% of the final grade. Assignments may require prose writing or programming. This course has no exams or tests.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Students must arrange make-up work with the instructor. In all cases, students must adhere to the University Policy on Academic Integrity (please refer to the USF Graduate Catalog for details).

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Computer Science and Engineering


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    This course could be an elective in USF's new Master's of Cybersecurity degree.



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