Learning Objective

In this course, student will learn the fundamental principles of computer and network security by studying attacks on computer systems, applications, the Web, and smartphone systems/apps. Students will learn how those attacks work and how to prevent and detect them. The course emphasizes "learning by doing", and requires students to conduct a series of lab exercises. Through these labs, students can enhance their understanding of the principles, and be able to apply those principles to solve real problems.

Lab Sessions

  • You are required to attend the mandatory lab session each week. These lab sessions are mandatory. You can only be excused if you have finished the corresponding lab or your attendance is waived by the professor or TA. You need to bring your own laptops to the lab session.

Final Exam

Time: Thu, Dec 13, 3:00pm - 5:00p (Link369).
See SU's official schedule.


Kevin Du

Professor: Kevin Du
Office: CST 4-285
Phone: 443-9180
Office hours:
2:00 - 3:00 (Tuesday) or appointment.


Francis Akowuah
Email: feakowua@syr.edu
Office: TBA
Office hours:
  Monday Lab Session
  Wednesday 3:00-5:00
  Friday 3:00 - 5:00