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Feedback on Fall '17

Anyone take "Cloud Security" with Nagappan or Cyberspace and International Security with Reveron. On the fence btwn the two. and I was hoping for some feedback in terms of quality of instruction and workload.


  • Hi,

    I took Cloud Security with Nagappan last spring. Nagappan is a fantastic instructor with loads of industry experience. If you are looking for a career in cyber security then he can give you some really good pointers. For Ex: He invited the students to attend a cyber security job fair organized by John Hancock, Seaport Boston (from his own industry contacts).

    Regarding the course, it is more like an applied course where you will cover lots of theoretical content (from cloud security, encryption to IoT security). The only thing missing (at least from my opinion) was real life applications or hands-on programming exercises.

    Grading in based on a couple of open book tests and a final project. Overall, a good course for someone who is new to cloud and cyber security. Anyone looking for a more in depth hands-on kind of stuff should explore other options.

    Hope this helps.

  • UofS92UofS92 Posts: 7
    TX - Signed up. Plus tick for the professor was his responsiveness to my emails!
  • Dr. Reveron (Cyberspace and International Security) is a great professor and his class is highly recommended.
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