IS 511: Introduction to Information Security

This is an introductory graduate course on Computer Security. It will cover a broad variety of elementary topics in security, focusing on the scientific principles involved in various security technologies, rather than the specifics of any particular technology. For example, we will discuss firewalls in this course: after this course, you will probably not know which commercial firewall to pick or the exact details of how to configure it; but you will know what a firewall can do (in general) to protect a computer system and what are the inherent limitations of firewalls. The primary emphasis of this course is on preparing students for research in security, and teaching how to apply security principles to research in other CS fields. However, students interested in practicing security will learn important principles that a more applied course might not teach. 

※ 2/23 Welcome to IS511
※ Previous class homepage is available from here ('18, '17) 

Basic Information

Lecture: Mon/Wed 09:00 - 10:30, Room 112 N1

  • Yongdae Kim  yongdaek(at), N26 #201
  • Insik Shin   insik.shin(at), E3-1 #4425
  • Seungwon Shin   claude(at), N1 #910
  • Sang Kil Cha   sangkilc(at), N5 #2319
  • Sooel Son   sl.son(at), N5 #2312
  • Youngjin Kwon   yjkwon(at), E3-1 #4405

  • TAs:
    - Seongkwang Kim, ksg0923(at)        (Lead TA, Prof. Yongdae Kim)
    - Seunggeun Baek, baek449(at)        (Prof. Yongdae Kim, Prof. Seungwon Shin)
    - SeongIl Wi,          su3604(at)          (Prof. Sang Kil Cha, Prof. Sooel Son)
    - Euihyun Lee,       luh0907(at)   (Prof. Insik Shin, Youngjin Kwon)
    - Kuenwhee Oh,     kuenwhee.oh(at)       (All)

    Mailing list
    - Profs + TAs: IS511_prof(at)
    - Profs + TAs + Students: IS511_student(at)