CS 451 Information Security

Candidate Course Project Ideas

Fall, 2006

 

 

In this course students will tackle a semester-long course project.  Students may self-select their groups.  Each project group – about three students – can then define their project.  Your project may require considerable research in the literature and on the web.  It may require your designing (and potentially implementing) a solution.  Perhaps you will also design attacks to test that solution. 

 

Some candidate projects topics are sketched below.  Your group can select one of these.  Alternatively, your group may have a different idea for a project.  If so, please discuss it with me. 

 

Pick a security problem that is narrow enough in focus that your group can perform the requisite research, design a solution, implement or simulate parts of that solution, analyze any attacks that might be made against your solution, and determine how you would counter those potential attacks – all in less than a semester.  All projects should be documented in a professional report that is delivered to me on schedule.  I will ask selected groups to present their projects to the class.

 

Smart Card

 

Active Defense

 

Security for a Wireless Network

 

Configure for Forensics

 

Stamp out SPAM

 

Stamp out SPAM

 

Digital image Watermarks

 

Set out some Honey Pots

 

Create a Sandbox

 

Key Escrow

 

Detect Prowlers in your System

 

Crack Digital Satellite TV

 

Authenticate Cookies

 

Secure Instant Messaging

 

Digital Media Copyright Protection

 

Biometrics

 

Electronic Voting

 

Intrusion Detection

 

Create an OS fingerprint detector

 

Create a TCP/IP Hijacking tool

 

Virtual Private Network for TCP and/or UDP packets using your own cryptographic code