COMPGA11 - Research in Information Security

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Code
COMPGA11
Year
MSc
Prerequisites
None
Term
2
Taught By
Tony Morton (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.

Content:

Content
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

Assessment:

The course has the following assessment components:

  • Oral presentation in class (20%)
  • Coursework (20%)
  • Report (60%)

To pass this course, students must:

  • Obtain a combined mark of at least 50%

Resources:

Original scientific literature from proceedings or journals.