Presenter Information

Holden ShapiraFollow

Academic Field

Computer Science, Systems, and Security

Faculty Mentor Name

Jeffrey Baez

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

Cyber security has become increasingly important in our everyday lives. Many people are unaware that their private and sensitive information is not secure. Recently, Edward Snowden leaked classified documents from the NSA regarding their surveillance practices of our personal information. These documents revealed that the NSA was spying on millions of Americans and taking away their data privacy. In addition, the Fappening occurred in August, 2014 where many celebrities were victims to a massive invasion of privacy. Approximately 500 private photos of celebrities were obtained from Apple’s iCloud service from hackers and were posted on various websites and social networks such as Imgur and Reddit. This has shown us that our communications aren’t secure. The implementation of a secure internet communication is vital. We plan to solve this problem by establishing secure tunnels between our computers so our information is protected. As a team, our mission is to use IPsec in creating secure tunnels to communicate with each other. IPsec uses cryptographic security services by authenticating and encrypting each IP packet to protect communications within a network. This is our strategy to minimize any security vulnerabilities in our computer systems.

Keywords

Cyber security, Communication, IPsec, Edward Snowden

Start Date

10-4-2015 4:15 PM

End Date

10-4-2015 5:30 PM

Location

Hartwell Hall 221

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Apr 10th, 4:15 PM Apr 10th, 5:30 PM

Implementing IPsec to Establish Secure Tunnels and Communications

Hartwell Hall 221

Cyber security has become increasingly important in our everyday lives. Many people are unaware that their private and sensitive information is not secure. Recently, Edward Snowden leaked classified documents from the NSA regarding their surveillance practices of our personal information. These documents revealed that the NSA was spying on millions of Americans and taking away their data privacy. In addition, the Fappening occurred in August, 2014 where many celebrities were victims to a massive invasion of privacy. Approximately 500 private photos of celebrities were obtained from Apple’s iCloud service from hackers and were posted on various websites and social networks such as Imgur and Reddit. This has shown us that our communications aren’t secure. The implementation of a secure internet communication is vital. We plan to solve this problem by establishing secure tunnels between our computers so our information is protected. As a team, our mission is to use IPsec in creating secure tunnels to communicate with each other. IPsec uses cryptographic security services by authenticating and encrypting each IP packet to protect communications within a network. This is our strategy to minimize any security vulnerabilities in our computer systems.