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Sam S. Gill
Professor Emeritus of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
I teach and publish (articles, books, and courseware) in many areas of information systems focusing on strategy, management, and technology. My current research interests include development methodologies for mobile devices (phone and tablets), development architectures, platforms and languages including: .NET, PHP, MySQL, Ruby on Rails, WebSphere, Visual Basic, C#, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, and Java.

Occasionally, I still teach IBM mainframe topics such as: COBOL, CICS, and DB2.

Currently, I am teaching development courses for designing and implementing  business applications on the Windows 10 and the Android platforms and Windows Azure as well as Information Technology Security.

I am still keeping up with the latest Microsoft .NET technologies and the Office 2016 offerings including SharePoint 2016.
Spring 2017

ISYS 575 Information Security Management

Room Number: BUS 116
Day and Time: Thursday 7:00 - 9:45 PM
Office Hours: BUS 301 Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Email: sgill@sfsu.edu

This course provides the foundation for understanding the key issues associated with protecting information assets, determining the levels of protection and response to security incidents, and designing a consistent, reasonable information security system, with appropriate intrusion detection and reporting features. The purpose of the course is to provide the student with an overview of the field of information security and assurance. Students will be exposed to the spectrum of security activities, methods, methodologies, and procedures.

This course also covers web attacks, hacking, spyware, network defense, security appliances, VPNs, password use, and much more. Its many tips and examples reflect new industry trends and the state-of-the-art in both attacks and defense. Exercises, projects, and review questions help students deepen their understanding and apply all they've learned.

You can access the course syllabus here...