Computer Science homework help. Submission Guidelines:
This assessment task is done in small groups (maximum of 3 students) and you will be required
to work together to apply your knowledge, to analyse research topic. In this assessment you will
write a critique report on an academic paper(s) approved by your lecturer in the field of IT
Security to real world security problems. This will cover the second and the fourth learning
outcomes of the unit. All submissions are to be submitted through turn-it-in. Drop-boxes linked
to turn-it-in will be set up in the Unit of Study Moodle account. Assignments not submitted
through these drop- boxes will not be considered. Submissions must be made by the due date i.e.
Session-9 or Week-9 and time is Friday 4:00 PM.
The turn-it-in similarity score will be used in determining the level if any of plagiarism. Turn-itin will check conference web-sites, Journal articles, the Web and your own class member
submissions for plagiarism. You can see your turn-it-in similarity score when you submit your
assignment to the appropriate drop-box. If this is a concern you will have a chance to change
your assignment and re-submit. However, re-submission is only allowed prior to the submission
due date and time. After the due date and time have elapsed you cannot make re-submissions and
you will have to live with the similarity score as there will be no chance for changing. Thus, plan
early and submit early to take advantage of this feature. You can make multiple submissions, but
please remember we only see the last submission, and the date and time you submitted will be
taken from that submission.
Your document should be a single word or pdf document containing your report.
MITS5004 Assignment 2
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NOTE: This Document is used in conjunction with Assessment 1 [Case Studies & Presentation]
and Assessment 2 [Research Study] in the Unit Guide [MITS5004 IT Security-Unit Guide]
This assessment item relates to the unit learning outcomes as in the unit descriptor. This
assessment is designed to improve student’s presentation skills and to give students experience in
researching a topic and writing a report relevant to the Unit of Study subject matter. Groups
formed in Assignment-1 will remain the same including the group leader for this assessment.
Each individual group leader will be coordinating the group’s tasks, and will be responsible for
submission of assignment in LMS (Moodle).
Assignment 2 – Research Study – 10% (Due Session 9, Friday 4:00 PM) group Assignment
For this component the group will work together and write a report or critique on the paper the
group chose for the first Assignment (1).
Your report should be limited to approx. 1500 words (not including references). Use 1.5 spacing
with a 12 point Times New Roman font. Though your paper will largely be based on the chosen
article, you should use other sources to support your discussion or the chosen papers premises.
Citation of sources is mandatory and must be in the IEEE style.
Your group report or critique must include:
Title Page: The title of the assessment, the name of the paper you are reporting on and its
authors, and your name and student ID.
Introduction: Identification of the paper you are critiquing/ reviewing, a statement of the
purpose for your report and a brief outline of how you will discuss the selected article (one or two
Body of Report: Describe the intention and content of the article. If it is a research report,
discuss the research method (survey, case study, observation, experiment, or other method) and
findings. Comment on problems or issues highlighted by the authors. Report on results discussed
and discuss the conclusions of the article and how they are relevant to the topics of this Unit of
MITS5004 Assignment 2
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Conclusion: A summary of the points you have made in the body of the paper. The conclusion
should not introduce any ‘new’ material that was not discussed in the body of the paper. (One or
References: A list of sources used in your text. They should be listed alphabetically by (first)
author’s family name. Follow the IEEE style.
The footer must include your name, student ID, and page number.
Note: reports submitted on papers which are not approved or not the approved paper registered
for the student will not be graded and attract a zero (0) grade.
What to Submit
Submit your report to the Moodle drop-box for Assignment 2. Note that this will be a TURNITIN
drop box and as such you will be provided with a similarity score. This will be taken into account
when grading the assignment. If your similarity score is high you can resubmit your report, but
re-submissions are only allowed up to the due date. If you submit your assignment after the due
date and time, then no more re-submissions will not be allowed.
Please Note: All work is due by the due date and time. Late submissions will be penalized at the
rate of 10% per day including weekends.
Plagiarism and collusion
All students in the groups are warned that VIT takes a serious stand on Plagiarism and collusion.
VIT will apply heavy penalties if individuals and groups are caught in academic misconduct. VIT
uses sophisticated TURNITIN software built-in the LMS Moodle system for detecting plagiarism
Note: Turnitin is a text-matching software that checks a student’s written work against
electronic texts from the Internet, published works (such as journal articles and books), and
assignments/reports/articles previously submitted to Turnitin or otherwise elsewhere by other
students. So please be warned!