College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2024-06-03 12:59:52


Computer Information Systems

Honors Course

CISS 491-801

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Fall 2024


Network security and its mitigation of cyber espionage is paramount to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data within the intelligence field. With the advancing efficacy of social engineering to execute cyber espionage attacks, further measures and fail-safe mechanisms have become necessary. If a malicious actor successfully penetrates the network, suspending confidential data transmissions over the compromised network becomes crucial. However, connected users need a platform to receive security notifications and, therefore, need to know that their continued network use compromises more data. This project eliminates this by achieving two primary objectives: designing a multi- layered, hardened, and segmented network environment and providing a fail-safe notification alert mechanism that informs all users that their network is compromised. This network security strategy designs and hardens a network and implements intrusion detection, prevention, and response through a security information and event management system (SIEM). This project integrates the SIEM alerts into Microsoft Teams to give centralized, accessible notifications to all network users. By executing various cyber attacks, this project finds the notification alert mechanism successful in providing network users with automatic, real-time notifications about the attack that instruct users to suspend network transmissions.

Research Sponsor

Nadhem Ebrahim

First Reader

Stanley Smith

Second Reader

Richard Mehok

Honors Faculty Advisor

Janet Kropff

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