writing a short story as described below. This story should be a minimum of 5 single space pages in length. Your story can take one of two forms: (1) describe the potential compromising of the security around a valued asset, or (2) describe the details of an investigation of a potential computer crime. The story should be broken down into the following stages:
For story type (1):
Act I - Here we learn about the particular asset that is being protected/attacked. We should be introduced to at least one good guy that is defending this asset. We should also get an overview of the types of defenses that are in place to protect the asset.
Act II - Here we are introduced to the bad guy(s). We should learn a bit of their motivation for wanting to acquire the asset. We should also get a broad overview of the plan to compromise the security surrounding the asset.
Act III - The attack begins. Detailed steps should be given as the bad guy(s) execute their attack plan and how the security system/good guy(s) are reacting to each step of this attack. The action in this act should end as the attackers encounter an unexpected problem that threatens their success.
Act IV - In this final act, we begin by solving the dilemma encountered at the end of Act III. The action then completes as the final stages of the attack unfold, resulting in either the successful attainment of the desired asset, or in a failed attack. Plot twists are welcome.
Epilogue - In this short ending, we examine what happens after the action is over. Do the bad guys enjoy the spoils of victory, or suffer the consequences of defeat?
For story type (2):
Act I - Here we learn about the particular computer crime being committted. We should be introduced to the bad guy(s) as they go through the final stages of commiting the crime.
Act II - Here we are introduced to at least one good guy who is participating in the investigation. We should learn the basic details of the case as our good guy begins the investigation.
Act III - The basic investigation takes place in this act. Detailed steps should be given as to how the evidence is gathered and the trail of the criminals is uncovered. This act should end as our investigator encounters a difficulty that endangers the success of the case.
Act IV - In the final act, our good guy overcomes the difficulty at the end of the previous act. The action then culminates as the analysis of the investigation is completed and the final steps of the case, including the trial, are presented. Plot twists are welcome.
Epilogue - In this short ending, we examine what happens after the case is closed. Do the bad guys enjoy not being convicted, do they prepare for the prison term that awaits them, does the good guy get rewarded or fired for his part in the case?
In addition to having a story which is hopefully entertaining, the main focus is that it is technically sound, demonstrating that you have understood things to date. You should make use of as much material as possible from the topics we have covered so far in class. Think about plots you have seen in movies or read in books for ideas, but don't base your story entirely on some other fictional work.
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||03/18/2014 12:00 am