Information Security, Privacy, and Policy

Location: Pittsburgh

Semester Offered: Fall

Cross listed Courses:

Course Number Department Units
17-331 Institute for Software Research 12
17-631 Institute for Software Research 12

This course takes a multi-disciplinary perspective of information security and privacy, looking at technologies as well as business, legal, policy and usability issues. The objective is to prepare students to identify and address critical security and privacy issues involved in the design, development and deployment of robust computer and information systems. Examples used to introduce concepts covered in the class range from enterprise systems to mobile computing, the Internet of Things, social networking and digital currencies.

Class format

Lecture and project-based

Home department


Target audience

  • Undergraduates
  • MS / PhD

Faculty and instructors who have taught this course in the past

Nicolas Christin, Limin Jia, Norman Sadeh