Note to doctoral students:This course, along with IT 862, is required of ALL doctoral
students in the Information Security and Assurance track.INFS 780 is a pre-requisite for IT 862 (which will be offered jointly by Prof. Sandhu and Wijesekera in
Spring 2007).The course will
also be useful to doctoral students outside of the security area and also to MS students.
Pre-requisites: INFS 501 or equivalent knowledge of Discrete Mathematics.
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for important announcements throughout the course. Recent announcements will be highlighted in red.
The first half of the course will
be taught by Prof. Ravi Sandhu and the second half by Prof. Duminda Wijesekera.
Both halves of the course have equal
weight for the overall grade.
Grades will be based on
examinations (25%), assignments (20%) and class participation (5%) for 50% overall for this portion of the course.Final grades
will be “curved” based on overall class performance.
Course Structure and Textbooks:
The course covers material
from 2 textbooks as follows.