Week 3 Discussion 2: Dissertation: Software Security Research Literature


Choose from one of these dissertations


  • Arts
  • Business & Economics
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Mathematics & Physical Sciences
  • Health & Medical Sciences


The dissertations you evaluate should discuss issues with authentication such as the adoption of certain types of authentication, such as biometrics, or the resistance of employees to use new authentication methods.

Examine the dissertation you have been working with (or another one) and describe the main themes of the literature that are being analyzed: the underlying theory, underlying models, frameworks, and so on.

Answer the following in your post:

  • What is the real-world problem the research is trying to solve?
  • How is the researcher using the base theory? (For example, are they testing the theory with a new population or are they perhaps extending that theory to include a new variable?)
  • What is the significance of the study? Do you believe the study will contribute to the increased success of authentication methods?
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