Principal lecturer: Prof Ross Anderson
Taken by: Part IB
Here are the lecture notes; printed copies will be distributed at the first lecture. The second week's lectures will be on October 12 and 13 rather than 13 and 15; they will still be at 1100. The lecture on the 13th will be a guest lecture by Robert Brady of Brady plc.
Here is Fred Brooks' article No
Silver Bullet; the web page on NHS IT
mentioned in the first lecture; the material on the London Ambulance
System disaster; Nancy Leveson's latest book
draft; and the paper by Curtis, Krasner and Iscoe discussed in the last lecture. Chapters
23 of my Security
Engineering textbook were inspired by this course and may be of interest.
Past exam questions are here and here.
Further reading: Fred Brooks' book (mentioned in the syllabus) is available in
Anniversary Edition with 120 pages of new material. In addition, Dr Brady
recommends Pascal Zachary's Show-stopper. And here's a piece I recorded on Y2K.
(Jan 2010): here's an update
on Therac – an article from the New York Times on recent fatalities caused by poor
radiology systems and software.