College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-08 16:10:36


Computer Information Systems

Honors Course

CISS 491:001

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Fall 2023


This project will emulate a small office network environment. The project will demonstrate the process of building and configuring the network to meet the requirements laid out in the project plan. This network includes four subnets with Windows 10 end devices and a Kali Linux device, it also includes five Cisco layer 2 switches and three Cisco routers. There are also three subnets connecting the routers to each other to enable routing between the subnets. After the network environment is set up, various penetration tests are performed from the Kali Linux device to gather information. The Nmap reconnaissance tool is used to scan the network for devices, the Legion vulnerability scanner will be used to try to find vulnerabilities in the network, and the Medusa tool will be used to attempt to crack the login password on one of the routers.

Research Sponsor

John B. Nicholas

First Reader

Stanley H. Smith

Second Reader

Sarah Hoge

Honors Faculty Advisor

Sarah Hoge

Proprietary and/or Confidential Information


MG-HRP-Proposal Signature (1).pdf (381 kB)
Proposal Signatures

MG-HRP-Final Signature (1).pdf (336 kB)
Final Signatures

Michael Gerome Project Proposal Final.pdf (163 kB)
Final Approved Proposal



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