CYS 493 Secure Software Systems

Study of the approaches, mechanisms, and tools to make software systems more secure.  We will motivate the study by discussing common software security threats.  The majority of the course will be divided into four main modules:  architectural approaches to building secure software (e.g., confinement, virtual machines, trusted computing); software analysis (e.g., static analysis and testing, model checking); language-based approaches to building secure software (e.g., type systems, proof-carrying code); and run-time enforcement of security policies (e.g., dynamic taint analysis).



Cross Listed Courses

Cross listed with CS 493. No credit given to students with credit for CS 493.


C- or better in CS 253 and CS 254 or CET 349

General Education


  • Fall