Computer Security IV Assignment


  1. Look up “the paper that started the study of computer security.” Prepare a summary of the key points. What in this paper specifically addresses security in areas previously unexamined?
  2. Consider the information stored on your personal computer. For each of the terms listed, find an example and document it: threat, threat agent, vulnerability, exposure, risk, attack, and exploit.
  3. Using the web, find out who Kevin Mitnick was. What did he do? Who caught him? Write a short summary of his activities and why he is famous.