CS431: Enterprise Network Security

Spring 2017

Course Information

Class Time and Place:

Monday and Wednesday 4:40pm -- 6:05pm, SW112


Guanhua Yan
Office: Q11, Engineering Building
Email: ghyan (AT) binghamton.edu
Office Hours: Tuesday 3:00-4:00pm, Friday 4:00-5:00pm

Teaching Assistant:

Zhan Shu
Office: G25, Engineering Building
Email: zshu1 (AT) binghamton.edu
Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-5:00pm

Course Objective

This course provides a broad introduction to security issues that concern enterprise networks. It is designed to be highly pratical, and students are expected to learn through projects. Topics covered in this course may include:

Text Books: (recommended but not required)

Mark Ciampa, CompTIA Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, CompTIA.

Tom Thomas, Network security first-step, Cisco Systems.

Course Software:

C/C++, Java, and Python.


Course slides are available on the blackboard system.


All assignments, which will be posted on the blackboard, should be done individually. No assignment will be accepted after 48 hours from the deadline. Late assignments will be penalized 10% per day.

Grading (tentative):

Quizzes: 20%
Presentations: 10%
Course Projects: 40%
Exams (closed book): 30%

Final grade will be calculated over the entire class. The TA will grade assignments and the programming project. If you have questions about the grading of assignments and the programming project, please first contact the TA. This is used to ensure consistent grading. If the issue has not been resolved by the TA, then talk to the instructor, preferably during office hours.

Academic Honesty:

All students should follow Student Academic Honesty Code.