MSI 604: Communications Networking & Security



An assignment given in any week is due at the beginning of the class on the same day in the following week. There will be a penalty for late assignments unless there is a very pressing reason for the delay. Please work individually on all assignments. Stop by the instructor offices if you have difficulty in understanding the assignment or the course material discussed in the class.

Term Paper (on Computer Security)

If either of the instructors assigns a term paper to the students they should make two person teams. Each team must complete a term paper from among the topics listed by the instructor. The paper should include a broad introduction of the topic and a comprehensive discussion of a few selected aspects of the topic. The paper will be presented. All students must be present for all the presentations. The students will be graded on the term paper as well as the quality of the presentations. The paper should not be four pages (single spaced, 12 pt text) long so the students should make an effort to write four pages of original text. The paper should reflect a clear understanding of the subject by the student. The presentation should not exceed more than five viewgraphs. Please use your critical thinking skills to be concise and focused on both the paper as well as the presentations.

An alternate scenario would be that the instructor would provide specific readings on different topics and would want the students to analyze the papers, critique them and present the analysis in the class. One of the two approaches will be picked in collaboration with the class.