IA340 Introduction to Information Assurance
Summer III 2018

VIA NUoodle

This course provides an overview of fundamental principles and terminology of information assurance. Students will gain an understanding of the variety of security systems involving computers and networks and an ability to evaluate vulnerabilities. Prerequisites C grade or higher in CS140 or permission of instructor. Required for BSCSIA degree.

 

COURSE MATERIALS

Course description -- detailed assignments, grading, standards, requirements, policies, rewards, penalties, and also the Secret of Life, the Universe and Everything (with thanks to Douglas Adams for his Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy).

Syllabus/schedule -- PDF file with day-by-day listing of every required reading, quiz, exam, and their deadlines. Essential for effective planning.

Lecture files -- for study and review (PowerPoint PPTX and Acrobat PDF)

GUIDANCE FOR TERM PROJECT

Term-Project Topic Ideas -- suggestions, just suggestions

Term-Project Guidelines -- how to avoid falling into a swamp of misery

Term-Paper Outline -- organizing your information

Term-Paper Model -- expert Gary Tagg's manuscript for his CSH6 chapter on "Insider Crime"

Grading Rubric for Term Papers -- how your instructor grades your paper

GUIDANCE FOR MEMO EXAMS

Memo-Exam Sample written by student Gregory Antonellis in 2013 (posted with permission of the author)

Memo-Exam Grading Rubric - 10, 9, 8 or 0: simple!

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GENERAL GUIDANCE FOR STUDENTS

Useful in other courses too!

Computer-Aided Thematic Analysis -- (CATA) -- how to store and organize reference material for your papers.

Frequently Corrected Errors -- checklist for avoid grammatical and usage errors in your technical writing.

Guide to Online Research -- Discusses search engines, operators, open-access journal databases, checking the credibility of sources, citation, and avoiding plagiarism. Link contributed by Sandra Beals.

Kreitzberg Library Databases -- Simple instructions -- with screenshots -- of how Norwich University students can use the research databases licensed by the Kreitzberg Library.

On Writing -- advice on style and methods in preparing term papers including notes on using references.

SQ3R  -- Survey/Question/Read/Recite/Review -- effective studying.

Tips for Using Word
-- Using Word effectively, including especially using heading styles, generating table of contents automatically, using the reference database, inserting footnotes and references, and generating list of Works Cited automatically.


Tracking Changes in MS-Word 2003 (PPT)
-- handling suggestions from your instructors about your drafts when they use TRACK CHANGES.

For additional useful tips and tricks, click on the Methods link.

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