INFO5301 Information Security Management


Abstract—This is a very brief summary of the work produced, including a brief explanation of the topic and key results. This is the first piece of text that the reader will see. So, make sure it is well-written.

Key words: (keyword 1, keyword 2, keyword 3, keyword 4; choose four relevant keywords or terms that characterize the topic of your choice)


Here, you describe the motivation and rationale behind the specific topic. What makes the particular area interesting or important, where is it used in the real world, and why does it make sense to measure the particular performance metrics that you have chosen. Use this space to set the scene for the rest of your paper.

Note that it is important to follow this template from the beginning to the end.

Unlike the next section (related work), it is OK here to cite non-academic publications, such as relevant announcements from the government, news items etc.

Note that the whole paper needs to be precisely 6 pages. If you exceed the 6-page limit you will lose marks.

II. Related work

Also known as “literature review”, this is among the most important aspects of the paper. Here, you need to briefly review academic papers that have been published in the same area and specifically on the same topic. If you cannot find exactly the same topic, focus on papers that are as close as possible.

Although there is no strict limit to the number of papers expected to be discussed in this section, a good recommendation is to have at the very least four but try for more.

Contrary to IEEE, ACM and most other publishers of academic papers in computer science, our university requires the Harvard style of referencing to be followed. Make sure you know what this is and adapt your style of writing accordingly. For instance, a common way to discuss related papers is as follows:

Surname et al. (2014) have conducted a performance evaluation of different … with regards to network jitter, energy efficiency and …. With the use of twenty NS-2 simulation runs for its experiment, they have concluded that the … has considerably lower … than …. However, it achieves this at the expense of a higher … in the following situations …  The particular trade-offs have also been researched by Other Surname et al. (2012), specifically for the case of ….

And so on…

You can have subsections to organise it further.

III.Analysis and Discussion

This section will be the core part of the report, which will state all the analysis and arguments of the investigated aspect. You can have subsections to organise it further.

IV. Conclusions

Here, you briefly summarise the work carried out and suggest possible future work. The conclusions section is similar to the abstract with the addition of the future work suggestion or perhaps more detail in the summarization of the results of the previous section.


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