Professor Ravi Sandhu

Summer 2004, Thursday 5:30pm - 8:40pm, NG

Important Notice:

  • Examination 2 is available here.  Submit hard copy in class on 9/16/04 (or softcopy by email to or fax to 253 563 3509 before 9/16/04).
  • There will be a lecture on 8/5/04 to make up for the cancelled lecture of 7/29/04.  The due date for examination 1 is extended to 8/16/04.
  • Examination 1 is available here.  Due by email to or fax to 253 563 3509 by 8/16/04.
  • Assignment 1 is available here.  Due in class on 9/16/04.
  • Papers used in homework assignments and lectures are available to all GMU students via University Libraries -- Database Wizard .  Free reader to open and print pdf is available at the following link: Acrobat Reader. 

Course Prerequisites:    

  • Must have completed INFS 601.
  • Must be internet, web and pdf (get Acrobat Reader here) capable.


  • Grades will be based on examinations and assignments.  All examinations and assignments have roughly equal weightage.
  • Final grades will be assigned by “curving” grades assigned on individual assignments and examinations. 

Schedule: The schedule is subject to change and adjustment as the semester proceeds.

Reference book:    

  • There is no textbook as such.  The following books are recommended as a backup to the lectures and as a useful reference source.  The lectures are not directly based on the books but cover much the same material.
  • Security in Computing, Third Edition
    by Charles Pfleeger and Shari Pfleeger
    Prentice Hall PTR; 3rd edition (December 2, 2002)
    ISBN: 0130355488
  • Computer Security: Art and Science
    by Matt Bishop
    Addison-Wesley Pub Co; 1st edition (December 2, 2002)
    ISBN: 0201440997

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