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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 8 and the Android platforms as well as Information Technology Security.

I am still keeping up with the latest Microsoft .NET technologies and the Office 2013 offerings including SharePoint 2013.
SPRING 2014

Course: ISYS 575 Information Security Management
Room Number: BUS 120
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. Coverage will include inspection and protection of information assets, detection of and reaction to threats to information assets, and examination of pre- and post-incident procedures, technical and managerial responses, and an overview of the information security planning and staffing functions.

You can access the Spring 2014 course syllabus here...