RE: Need help with research topics Oct 04 2006 02:32AM
rick livingstoncadservice com (2 replies)
Re: Need help with research topics Oct 04 2006 01:00PM
Colin Copley (colin 75 btinternet com)
RE: Need help with research topics Oct 04 2006 12:52PM
yahooguy subroto (subrot0 yahoo com)
No reason to get nasty with graceandglory. We live in
the age of instant gratification and instant response.

I think grace&glory was looking for pointers rather
than actual words. Its true that not much research
has been done and it is true that it is 5 days before
the assignment is due, but hey we were all students

That being the case, I would suggest that grace&glory
go on the Internet and check out the latest attempts
at breaking into computers, organizations and

-Are there trends?
-If so what are the successes and failures
-What are the countermeasures?

Clearly this would be the best approach to figuring
out what to write about. Or failing that, my charges
are $1,000/day for helping you figure out perceptions
and trends.

--- rick (at) livingstoncadservice (dot) com [email concealed] wrote:

> Try contributing to the list first before you ask
> for assistance. If you cant do this on your own,
> needless to say you waited 5 days before the
> deadline, then you don't deserve a PhD.
> > This is my first posting.
> > This is my first posting. I am a PhD student at
> Nova and I needed some help finding new research
> topics to write about in the areas of Computer
> Forensics, Network Security, Information Security
> etc. I am new to this school and I haven't done
> much research before. My problem is that to me it
> seems that everything has been done before. I am
> also afraid of choosing a topic that I will not be
> able to write code for or build later (in two
> months).
> > Below is the assignment:
> > For those in DCIS 830, a reminder. I need for you
> to include in your proposal what you are planning to
> do. Exactly what you are planning to do. Phrases
> like "I plan to investigate...",
> > "I will review...", and "I would like to
> research..." don't tell me much. Alternatively,
> phrases like "I will develop a prototype _____ and
> use data from ____ to test the effectiveness of this
> approach", or "I will conduct a case study of four
> ______ efforts and create a set of best practices
> from the lessons learned" are much more specific. I
> don't need to know your
> > results (you won't have those until you've
> finished the work) but I do need to understand the
> research process that you will be following.
> > Dr. C
> >
> > The objective of this exercise is to provide
> students with the experience of
> > conducting research and writing an article on
> information security for
> > submission to a peer reviewed journal. The project
> involves the submission of
> > a preliminary report and the final paper.
> > (Note: Topics must be approved in advance by the
> instructor)
> > Proposal (Due October 8, 2006)
> > The preliminary report should be in the form of a
> research plan. You must state
> > the targeted journal for your manuscript. The
> preliminary report should follow
> > the style required by the journal and address the
> following issues:
> > 1. Problem addressed
> > ??Clearly state the research problem that you plan
> to address.
> > 2. Prior research
> > ??Briefly discuss the body of literature that is
> used to motivate the
> > research. Emphasize the shortcomings in the prior
> literature that
> > you plan to address.
> > 3. Significance
> > ??Explain why you think your work makes a
> significant contribution
> > to the field. Cite references wherever possible to
> establish that
> > there is a consensus among researchers that the
> problem
> > addressed in the article is indeed an important
> one.
> > 4. Methodology
> > ??Discuss the methodology you plan to use for the
> study. Justify the
> > appropriateness of the selected methodology. Be as
> precise as
> > you can. Identify the knowledge representation
> scheme and the
> > search strategy where appropriate.
> > Make sure that you cite all relevant articles that
> are referenced in your paper.
> > Please submit a copy of the paper that you believe
> is most significant in
> > motivating your work. If relevant, you may also
> send copies of any other
> > supporting articles.
> > Final Report
> > This is the final manuscript that you plan to
> submit to the targeted journal. You
> > should use the style and the format that is
> appropriate for the journal, (note: the
> > use of the GSCIS Idea Paper format is not
> acceptable). A suggested guideline
> > for the article is presented below. Note that this
> is just a suggested outline and
> > that your article need not have the same
> structure.
> > 1. Introduction
> > ??Provide the necessary background and discuss the
> relevant
> > literature to motivate the research problem that
> your article
> > addresses.
> > 2. The Problem
> > ??Discuss the problem in detail and formulate it a
> manner that
> > makes it tractable.
> > 3. The Method
> > ??Describe the method used to address the problem.
> Justify the
> > approach that you have adopted.

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