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CS 559 - Quantitative Security

  • 4 credits

Quantitative assessment of security risks in computing systems. Approaches involve data-based analysis of vulnerabilities, their exploitation, the impact of security breaches and the economy of risk-control measures.


CS 356 (Computer Science--CS); with a B or better; STAT 301 (Introduction to Applied Statistical Methods); with a B or better or STAT 315 (Introduction to Theory and Practice of Statistics); with a B or better

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Yashwant Malaiya
Yashwant Malaiya

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Yashwant K. Malaiya is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at Colorado State University. He has published more than 175 papers in the areas of fault modeling, software and hardware reliability, testing and testable design, and quantitative security risk evaluation.

He served as the General Chair of 1993 and 2003 IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE). He co-edited the IEEECS Technology Series books "Software Reliability Models, Theoretical Developments, Evaluation and Applications" and "Bridging Faults and IDDQ Testing".

He has served as chair of TC on Microprogramming and Microarchitecture, chair of software test subcommittee of TTTC and a vice-chair of the TCSE subcommittee on software reliability engineering, a member of the IEEECS TAB Executive Committee, and a vice-chair of the IEEE CS Awards Committee and a commissioner of the ABET Computing Accreditation Commission. He is a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, and the IEEE Computer Society Golden Core award.