COMPGA11 - Research in Information Security
This database contains the 2016-17 versions of syllabuses. Syllabuses from the 2015-16 session are available here.
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|Taught By||Steven Murdoch (100%)|
|Aims||To develop an understanding of what research in information security is about, how to identify a contribution, what the quality standards in scientific publications are, and to study selected technical sub-topics in depth.|
|Learning Outcomes||Students will be exposed to research on information security, by reading quality technical research papers in information security.|
Students attend lectures and read scientific papers within an area of information security. The students will present a scientific paper in class, write two short reviews of papers presented in class, and write one detailed report about one paper in particular.
Method of Instruction:
Lectures and directed study on information security literature
The module has the following assessments:
- Oral presentation in class (20%)
- Coursework (20%)
- Report (60%)
To pass this module, students must:
- Obtain a mark of at least 50% for the module overall.
Original scientific literature from proceedings or journals.