Why a Project?

This course covers a very large discipline, and - perhaps more so than many other areas of computer science - the discipline of computer security runs through many other areas. Because the class has a very limited amount of time, we will only touch the surface of many topics. The project is to give you an opportunity to explore one of these topics, or some other area or application of computer security that interests you, in some depth.

The Ground Rules

You may select a project from the list below (in most cases, you will need to refine or limit the suggestions). You may also think of a project on your own. The project can be a detailed research report or survey, or a programming project. In any case, check with me before beginning to be sure it is a reasonable project and no-one else has chosen it. Please select something that interests you!

You may work singly or in groups of not more than 3. For a group project, everyone will get the same grade, and I will expect more out of such a project than out of one done by a single student. If you decide to do a group project, please let me know the members of your group.

Some Suggestions for Project and Report Topics

Time Line

You must turn in the following. Use the handin program to submit electronic copies.

January 17, 1997Project selected; if it is a group project, please name the members of the group.
February 14, 1997Design or outline completed.
March 14, 1997Project completed.

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