PROJECTS

1/3
“Secure Health Information Exchange Protocol”

RA: N/A

The value of medical records is sustained compared to other documents. Cyber criminals sell partial medical information at a rate of $50 per record on the black market, compared to $1-$3 for a stolen social security number or credit card number. Electronic medical records get hacked while they are at rest. Currently, medical records are being exchanged between healthcare organization using either fax or regular mail. What will happen when those medical records get exchanged electronically? How secure will such exchange be? What challenges are preventing Health Information Exchange? These are the questions we need to answer in order to develop a vendor-independent protocol to secure Health Information Exchange.

1/2
“Simulating Golden Ticket and Silver Ticket Attacks in the Classroom”

RA: N/A

Although, Kerberos is the heart of Active Directory authentication, the practical implementation allows for Golden-ticket and Silver-ticket attacks to take place in large organizations. Such attacks allow unauthorized access to servers and services. What are Golden-ticket and Silver-ticket attacks? How to detect them? Is it possible to prevent them? These are the questions we are answering in this project.

1/3
"Cyberbadges"

with Prof. Ryan Wright from McIntire. 

RA: N/A

This project aims to develop the next generation of cybersecurity awareness training for the State of Virginia. The project will up-skill state employees/managers and build cybersecurity awareness. We are using the latest in design thinking, customer journey mapping, and agile development processes to build the platform necessary to deliver the training. The trainings will include multiple modules (which may be of different types like text, animation, and videos) to provide an interactive and effective experience.

1/5
"Car Hacking"

RA: N/A

"There is very little offensive research in this field. There are only three groups who ever remotely hacked a car. Without offensive research, it is hard to tell what are the best defensive ideas or who are the best defensive practitioners because all the defense "works" since no one is trying to show it doesn't." - Charlie Miller

 

In this project you will study car hacking techniques. You will set up an environment very similar to that in the automobile, including multiple electronic control units (ECUs) as well as sensors and actuators. Depending on how far you will get in that research, you may have the chance to apply those techniques on a real car and document the results.

CS 4993 – Independent Study (1 to 3 credits)

This course is one option in the CS Senior Thesis track. Students will seek out a faculty member as an advisor, and do an independent project with said advisor. Instructors can give the 3 credits across multiple semesters, if desired. This course is designed for students who are doing research, and want to use that research for their senior thesis. Note that this track could also be an implementation project, including a group-based project.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

CS 4980 – Capstone Research (1 to 3 credits)

This course is one option in the CS Senior Thesis track. Students will seek out a faculty member as an advisor, and do an independent project with said advisor. Instructors can give the 3 credits across multiple semesters, if desired. This course is designed for students who are doing research, and want to use that research for their senior thesis. Note that this track could also be an implementation project, including a group-based project.

Prerequisite: CS 2150 with a grade of C- or higher.

CyberHoos Team (HERE)

CyberHoos aims to increase awareness about current cybersecurity threats and how to protect ourselves and our community from them. We look at different aspects of how attacks work, why they work, and how they affect peoples' lives.  

Prerequisite: Enthusiasm is a must. Ability to self-study. Ability to work hard and smart. Also, a 3 hours/week dedication.

Click HERE to go to the CyberHoos page.

 

Department of Computer Science

Rice Hall 207

85 Engineer's Way

PO Box 400740

Charlottesville, VA 22904

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