College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-04 10:02:33


Computer Information Systems

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Winter 2021


A computer network will be built using 3 routers, 1 switch, and 4 computers. The network will be used to simulate the connections between an at home office and the internet. The network will be divided into 3 sub-networks. The routers will be secured using methods like access control lists, changing default admin passwords, and network encryption. The switch will be secured using methods like switchport security and setting access passwords. Once the network is secured, three penetration testing techniques and three exploits will be performed on the network. The results of the exploits and penetration testing techniques will be documented. The home office subnet or a device within the home office subnet will be the target of all attacks within the network. One attack will be launched from PC 1 from another subnet and attempt to harvest router login credentials of a user on the home office subnet. Another attack involves a packet sniffing a transferred file from a client (PC 3) to a server (PC 2) sent using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP). The final attack will involves creating a backdoor on PC-3, using Metasploit, and running post exploitation attacks from PC-4.

Research Sponsor

John B. Nicholas. PhD

First Reader

Stanley H. Smith

Second Reader

Dr. Douglas Hubert

Honors Faculty Advisor

Tim O'Neil

SovineMathias_SeniorProject_ProjectProposal.pdf (292 kB)
Project Proposal

SovineMathias_SeniorProject_ProjectAnalysis.pdf (122 kB)
Project Analysis

SovineMathias_SeniorProject_TestingDocumentation.pdf (1007 kB)
Testing Documentation

SovineMathias_SeniorProject_References.pdf (70 kB)
Project References

Sovine Final Signature Page.pdf (149 kB)
Final Signature Page



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