IA340 Introduction to Information Assurance
Fall 2017

MWF in Dewey 106
Section B: 10:00:03 - 10:49:57 --------- Section A:15:00:03 - 15:49:57

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 IS228 or permission of instructor. Required for BSCSIA degree.



Course description -- detailed assignments, grading, standards, requirements, policies, rewards, penalties, and also the Secret of Life, the Universe and Everything.

Syllabus/schedule -- PDF file with day-by-day listing of every required reading, quiz, exam, and deadline.

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

Presentation Schedule (PDF) [TBA]


Term-Project Topic Ideas -- suggestions, just suggestions

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

Term-Paper Outline

Term-Paper Model


Memo-Exam Sample written by Gregory Antonellis in 2013

Memo-Exam Grading Rubric



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

Computer-Aided Thematic Analysis -- how to organize reference material

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

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 about your drafts from your instructors

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