Programming Projects

There will be five projects during the semester. You may consult general reference material or discuss with other students, but you must write your own solution. The material you turn in MUST be entirely your own work, and you are bound by the Student Code. Please start early.

AppSec Project

  • Checkpoint 1 due Tuesday, January 30 at 7pm CST (UTC-6)
  • Checkpoint 2 due Thursday, February 8 at at 7pm CST (UTC-6)

WebSec Project

  • Checkpoint 1 due Thursday, February 15 at 7pm CST (UTC-6)
  • Checkpoint 2 due Tuesday, February 27 at 7pm CST (UTC-6)

ThreatSec Project

  • due Tuesday, March 19 at 7pm CDT (UTC-5)

Crypto Project

  • Checkpoint 1 due Thursday, March 28 at 7pm CDT (UTC-5)
  • Checkpoint 2 due Tuesday, April 9 at 7pm CDT (UTC-5)

NetSec Project

  • Checkpoint 1 due Tuesday, April 16 at 7pm CDT (UTC-5)
  • Checkpoint 2 due Thursday, April 25 at 7pm CDT (UTC-5)

Lateness: Assigned work is due at the dates and times listed above. The instructors may grant individual extensions, but only under extraordinary circumstances.
GitHub Signup: You will submit all your assignments in a repository created on To create a Github repository for this course, please follow these instructions with a account registered by yourself.

Collaboration: We are here to provide a nurturing environment for everyone enrolled in the course. However, violations of Illinois' Standards of Academic Integrity, such as cheating or unacceptable collaboration, will result in appropriate disciplinary action such as a failing grade on the assignment, failure in the course, probation, suspension, or dismissal from the University. Cheating is when you copy, with or without modification, someone else’s work that is not meant to be publicly accessible. Unacceptable collaboration is the knowing exposure of your own exam answers, project solutions, or homework solutions, or the use of someone else’s answers or solutions.

At the same time, we encourage students to help each other learn the course material. As in most courses, there is a boundary separating these two situations. You may give or receive help on any of the concepts covered in lecture. You are allowed to consult with other students about the conceptualization of a project, or the general approach for solving problems. However, all work, whether in scrap or final form, must be done entirely by you.

If you have any questions as to what constitutes unacceptable collaboration or exploitation of prior work, please talk to an instructor right away.