CS4614 Advanced Topics in Computer Security

This course applies graduate level knowledge and reasoning skills in written essays and verbal discussion of current topics in computer security. Students read academic papers regarding Information Assurance topics, and discuss issues that they derive from the readings. This pedagogical approach is constructivist, in encouraging the students to develop their own viewpoints and conclusions.



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Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Analyze papers in cybersecurity and cyber operations in terms of the problem addressed, basis in previous work, threat model, theory and design, validation, contributions, and related and future work.
  • Write analyses and assessments of papers that are well organized and provide logical arguments and rationale for assessment choices
  • Critique papers
  • Triage reading

These outcomes will demonstrate the student's understanding of the selected topics in the class.