University of Calgary

CPSC 525 - Principles of Computer Security - Fall 2021

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 modelling 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(3-0)


  • Computer Science 457; and 3 units from Computer Science 351, Mathematics 271 or 273.


  • Credit for Computer Science 525 and either 529 or 625 will not be allowed.


This course will be offered next in Fall 2022.
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