Assignment 1 (Individual)
Semester 1, 2020
Thursday 30 April (9 am)
Total Marks 100
Course Weighting 20%
RESEARCH TOPIC: Mobile Encryption Techniques
A Literature review is to be carried out on mobile encryption techniques and incidents related to encryption
techniques in NZ and overseas with any solutions. The literature review should include brief
history of encryption and how latest encryption methods work.
The report must be professionally prepared (not hand written) with
one and a half spacing, font size 12. The
report must reflect your own work, proper academic referencing is
required when using other people’s work.
The report must therefore include a list of references (including
web sites if appropriate), preferably you need to have at least 12 journal/conference
papers, 4 books, and some websites in your reference list. Six of these papers
need to be discussed in detail, at least one page per paper (see marking
schedule). The rest could be used in referencing other topics (theory, why encryption
is important, its impact, and security breaches with encryption, etc…). To get a
good grade, you must use and discuss the latest journal/conference papers and
give less priority to websites. It is expected that the report size will be
approximately 20 pages, although there is no limit on the size of the
Please provide the following with your report (see also marking
Maximum one-page abstract,
Table of contents,
Introduction Section including
but not limited to: background and history of mobile encryption, and discuss
why the topic is important),
Security incidents with
encryption and solutions, summary of the papers in your topic, the latest
developments in the topic, discussions (your personal views, analysis, why?,
how?, future?, various options, advantages, dis-advantages, opportunities, comparisons,
comparison of work of researchers on the topic, etc.),
References and appendices (if
Plagiarism will be reported to the Programme Leader who may award
zero marks or refer the matter to the Faculty Discipline Committee, which has
powers of suspension/exclusion.
You are required to include the following statement on the cover sheet on assignment:
"wherever this assignment draws on the work of others, such sources are
clearly acknowledged". The statement should be signed.
A "soft" copy
of the assignment must be submitted via the turnitin.com website by due date. A "hard" copy of the assignment must also be
submitted to your lecturer in 183-3001 on Thursday 30 April between 11:00 –
11:45 am (please e-mail me if you like to submit the hard copy earlier).
Except in exceptional
circumstances beyond the control of the candidate, late work will not be
accepted unless an extension has been granted by the Programme Leader.
Have a query?
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similarity with other sources is above 25%, you need to resubmit. Maximum mark for report resubmission is a C-
grade. If similarity is above 15%,
there will be -10 Marks in reports marks. Of course, the low similarity of
under 10% is better for getting a higher mark. You can submit, fix the
similarity and resubmit until due date (overwrite).