This course has no required textbook, but there are some recommended books.

Computer Security and the Internet

Textbook: Tools and Jewels

Computer Security and the Internet: Tools and Jewels, by Paul Van Oorschot, Springer 2020.

This is the official textbook for the course, but you won’t be required to purchase it.

Other reference book(s)

Security Engineering

Security Engineering 2e

Security Engineering, Second Edition, by Ross Anderson, Wiley.

This is the most fun you’ll ever have reading 1,000 pages. We’ll use it as a reference, and it looks great on a shelf. Also, no, Ross and I are not related (although he is my academic supervisory grandfather).

  • Hardcover available from Wiley

  • PDF chapters (esp. from second edition) available from the author’s website