Security

Overview

Researchers conduct experiments that demonstrate information security vulnerabilities, test and evaluate IT security products and technologies. In this process, they create laboratory modules that can be used in courses on information security at the iSchool. Their aim is to enhance the iSchool’s evolving curriculum by continuously coming up with comprehensive support manuals that aid students’ understanding of topics in information security.

Areas of applied work/research

- Wireless Network Security : Study of the security flaws in WEP and WPA keys using open source penetration tools
– Cookie Stealing : Study of how stolen cookies can be used to impersonate fictitious accounts, using WifiZoo.
– Website Security Vulnerabilities : Conducted analysis on security vulnerabilities corroborating OWASP 10 top vulnerabilities.
– SMS Gateway : Demonstrated the advantages of a gateway installation over mobile communication applications in enterprises.

Projects Completed

  • Wireless Security – Demonstrated the security flaws in WEP and WPA keys  using an open source penetrating software, Backtrack.
  • Website Security Vulnerabilities –  Conducted analysis on security vulnerabilities corroborating OWASP 10 top vulnerabilities.
  • Cookie Stealing – Demonstrated how stolen cookies can be used to impersonate fictitious accounts, using WifiZoo.
  • SMS  Gateway – Demonstrated the advantages of a gateway installation over mobile communication applications in enterprises.
  • CCENT Website – Created a website for CCENT using an open source Content Management System (Joomla).

Faculty Advisor
Carlos Villalba OCP CEH CISSP PhD(ABD)

Student Members:
Arjun Sreedhara Panikar – Graduate Student, IM Program
Harshit Kapoor – Graduate Student, TNM Program