Sam S. Gill
Professor Emeritus of
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,
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 2013 offerings including
ISYS 575 Information Security
Room Number: BUS 111
Day and Time:
Thursday 7:00 - 9:45 PM
Office Hours: BUS
301 Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 PM
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 course syllabus