University of Calgary

CPSC 525 - Principles of Computer Security - Fall 2014

Security policies and protection mechanisms for a computing system, including such topics as design principles of protection systems, authentication and authorization, reference monitors, security architecture of popular platforms, formal modeling of protection systems, discretionary access control, safety analysis, information flow control, integrity, role-based access control. Legal and ethical considerations will be introduced.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-2T)


  • Computer Science 329 is recommended as preparation for this course.


  • Computer Science 457 and either Mathematics 271 or 273.


  • Credit for both Computer Science 525 and 529 will not be allowed.


  • LEC 1MW 15:30 - 16:45
    TUT 1MW 14:00 - 14:50
    TUT 2TR 14:00 - 14:50
This course will be offered next in Winter 2016.
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