Instructor:Frank Li Email: email@example.com Office Hours: TBD
Empirical security research seeks to understand how computer security
concerns manifest in practice. For example, what strategies and techniques do
attackers actually use, and how do they profit from their actions? How do users
behave in different security contexts, and why do they behave in those (often
insecure) ways? Gaining this understanding is vital for driving improvements in
This seminar-style course will cover both classic and recent empirical
security studies across a wide range of security topics, including Internet
security, underground ecosystems, usable security, and online privacy. Students
will analyze, critique, and discuss these works. Beyond broadening their
knowledge of real-world computer security, students will gain a deeper understanding
of sound and rigorous measurement methodologies for applying to their own work.
Please see the course syllabus for
course details, including course requirements and grading.