CS 523 Lectures are Tues, Thur, 12:00pm-1:15pm in LWSN 1106 (note room change)

Instructor for the class is Mikhail (Mike) Atallah, LWSN 2116D

Instructor Office Hours: After the end of class (walk up to the instructor at the end of the lecture), or by appointment

TA for the class is Shoaib Khan

TA Office Hours: Wed and Fri 12:00-1:00pm in LWSN 2161

* In-class exams are on February 6, March 1, April 5 (note the change of days for the March and April exams)

Emphasis for in-class exam N is material covered since in-class exam N-1 (but final exam is cumulative) 
Best way to prepare for exams: Read the slides used in the lectures.

* Final exam is on May 1 (Tues) 07:00p-09:00p in LWSN B155 (it is comprehensive, covers all lectures)

* Useful links:

Economics & Information Security

Psychology & Information Security

Economics & Privacy

* Slides used in lectures (password-protected for copyright reasons):

(These are guideposts for class discussion, not a substitute to attending lectures)

Course information

Disputed transactions

Privacy & price discrimination


Intellectual Property




Risk Management

Information Economics


Human Errors

Cybercrime investigation

Identity theft

Vulnerability disclosure, cyber conflict

* Homeworks:

Homework 1 (due February 13)

Homework 2 (due March 29)