Computer and Network Security


Stanford School of Engineering



Computer systems security is arguably one of the most critical computer science issues today. Learn how to defend against various attack techniques and build reliable and secure code. Become an authority on privacy and digital rights management; and learn how to protect networks from harmful viruses and threats. Course projects will focus on building reliable code.


  • Understanding of operating systems, networking protocols, and a basic understanding of programming languages. Programming projects will be done in C, JavaScript, and PHP, but other languages may be needed.
  • Principles of Computer Systems (Stanford Course: CS110)

Topics include

  • Architecting for security, such as securing apps, legacy code, isolation and authentication
  • Web security, such as building robust websites and understanding browser security
  • Network security, such as monitoring and building secure networks
  • Malware, privacy, and security for mobile devices

Note on Course Availability

The course schedule is displayed for planning purposes – courses can be modified, changed, or cancelled. Course availability will be considered finalized on the first day of open enrollment. For quarterly enrollment dates, please refer to our graduate certificate homepage.

017 Spring 2017-18 Online

Enrollment Closed

Dates:April 3 - June 5, 2018
Days: Tue, Thu
Times:1:30 pm - 2:50 pm
Units: 3.00
Delivery Option:
For Credit $3,780.00 ?


Enrollment Dates: February 11 to March 19, 2018

Computer Science Department Requirement
Students taking graduate courses in Computer Science must enroll for the maximum number of units and maintain a B or better in each course in order to continue taking courses under the Non Degree Option.