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As the world becomes more connected and reliant on digital communications, best security practices are required to maintain the privacy of individual and enterprise systems. This course will focus mainly on network perimeter protection, host-level protection, authentication technologies, intellectual property protection, formal analysis techniques, intrusion detection and other current advanced topics. Emphasis in this course is on understanding how security issues impact real-world systems, while maintaining an appreciation for grounding the work in fundamental science. The course will consist of group exercises and interactive discussions. There will be programming assignments and a course project. Students will also be expected to read assigned research papers and lead a presentation and discussion on at least one research paper.