Not-For-Profit VLANS

This semester at the not-for-profit group the students were responsible for creating 2 separate VLANS and setting up new computers with the same images.  The students added all of the computers in the not-for-profit group to a domain and created a naming convention.  Also, in order to fix the previous networking issues the students installed IPcop and configured the firewall for 3 subnetted networks.  The students also disabled services such as DHCP, DNS, and Wins.

This semester at the not-for-profit group the students were responsible for creating 2 separate VLANS and setting up new computers with the same images. The students added all of the computers in the not-for-profit group to a domain and created a naming convention. Also, in order to fix the previous networking issues the students installed IPcop and configured the firewall for 3 subnetted networks. The students also disabled services such as DHCP, DNS, and Wins.

Student Team Members: Andrew Pottscmidt, Joel Parker, Ryan Carroll

Tomcat Apache Server

For this project the student was responsible for creating a script for the Tomcat Apache server.  This script would require passwords, home folders with proper permissions, a symbolic link, and user feedback.  Through the creation of this script the student learned how to read files from a given directory, how to initialize and set variables, how to create groups, and how to add data to arrays for names and passwords.

Project Student: Robert VanHentenryck

University Department Website

Within this portion of the university department Website project the students were responsible for designing the front-end of the PHP based website as well as re-evaluating the content.  To make the website more efficient the students created a new CSS template and moved the host to a new server.  However, when the site was moved the students needed to set new definitions and references which then cause problems with the Javascript and the Web config files.

Student Team Members: Omar Diaz, Preston Martin

SNORT Logging and Analysis

This semester the student learned how SNORT operates by using a set of signature based rules and how an open source per script is use to manage the rules. The student also learned how to use the Rule Analysis and log checking through the use of BASE, which is a common web based front end tool. After the rules have been created and logged they then need to be optimized.  To do this the student learned how to comment out certain rules and suppress false positive alerts.

Project Student: Matthew Penny

Federal Information Security Management Act Analysis

The goal of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) is to prevent confidentiality, integrity, and availability of private and sensitive data from being compromised.  Through this project the student learned the process of how to implement FISMA.  The FISMA Security Life Cycle can essentially be broken down to categorizing the information systems, selecting the security controls, implementing the security controls assessing the security controls, authorizing the informations systems, and monitoring the security controls.

Project Student: Derek Rush

Wasp Server

With this project the student was responsible for writing a script that would create student accounts for the Windows-based web development courses.  The student learned how to analyze, consolidate, test and adjust the script.  The student then created an instructional document to serve as a reference for creating and deleting  student accounts.

Project Student: Russell Humphries

Kinect For Higher Education

The Microsoft Kinect project is being used to research the use of the Microsoft Kinect gaming system to give unique and interactive presentations.  For this  project the student used a Microsoft SDK to create a program in Visual Studio to modify the functionality of the Kinect system.  Kinect device distance in relation to the presenter provided a challenge to the project.  While some gestures were recognized, the system did not respond correctly to all presenter movement, nor did the system record video.

Project Student: Anthony Pham