CS 598 OSS - Operating System Security

Spring 2021

Operating System SecurityCS598OSS31665E1741530 - 1645 T R     Adam Bates

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in computer science intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Section Description

Description: This course provides an in-depth examination of issues in operating system security, and assumes prior knowledge of fundamental security concepts. We will be studying research in securing computer and operating systems, with a focus on the design of authorization systems and a thorough examination of concepts, past and present, that continue to be influential in secure systems design. Topics will include protection systems, foundational security principles, classic approaches to system security, system vulnerabilities, mandatory access controls in research and commercial operating systems, capability systems, virtual machines, and security kernels. Selected seminal and current papers in the field will also aid in providing context and further understanding of the area. Meets: This class will be 100% online and synchronous. There will be an asynchronous option for students that are unable to attend class at the scheduled time (e.g., local time zone is European / Asian, low