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DHP D293: How Systems Fail

Course Description

Failure of computer systems within the larger context of complex systems, including the power grid and aviation. Failures of algorithms and protocols, engineering and implementation, systems and applications, people and culture. Attacks, attack recovery, security, privacy, and attribution. Case studies of failures and attacks, including distributed denial of service, Meltdown, Spectre, and spear-phishing attacks. Prerequisites: COMP 13 or consent of instructor.

Course duration: Full semester
Credits/Units: 3.0

Spring 2021

Day(s): Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Final Exam

Consult instructor for exam details