Senior Design Projects

In their final year, Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity majors complete either a Senior Design Project or an Enterprise project. Many of these projects are presented by students at Design Expo, an annual competition that highlights hands-on, discovery-based learning at Michigan Tech. During the event, more than a thousand students in Enterprise and on Senior Design teams showcase their work and compete for awards. 

IoMT Device Security

2022 Cybersecurity Graduates

Class of 2022 Cybersecurity graduates Jacson Ott, Stu Kernstock, Trevor Hornsby, and Matthew Chau won First Place in the Senior Design category at the 2022 Design Expo. Check out their winning project below.

Team Members: Jacson Ott, Stu Kernstock, Trevor Hornsby, and Matthew Chau, Cybersecurity
Advisor: Guy Hembroff, Applied Computing
Sponsor: Department of Applied Computing

Project Introduction: Our team researched the current security of Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) wearable devices. We have tested a wide selection of different smartwatches and accompanying smartphones for a number of different potential vulnerabilities. These include physical attacks, sniffing, man in the middle, dos, reverse application engineering, and more. The main purpose is to identify common weaknesses in security across this field, and to provide suggestions for mediation.

Project Description: The goal of this project is to test the possibilities of security vulnerabilities between the connection of an Apple Watch and an iPhone. This is relevant because Apple devices are the most popular fitness tracking device on the market, and research shows that Bluetooth is vulnerable to certain attacks. This is especially true with its counterpart Bluetooth Low Energy, which has recently been tested for its security. We are currently in our second phase, where we are testing connections with a multitude of tools.


WarDriving IoT

War Driving IoT

Team members: Darren Hutchinson, Matthew Hoying, Lucas Runkel, Seth Hessbrook, and Devin Schultz, Computer Network and System Administration, and Eli Brockert, Cybersecurity
Advisor: Tim Van Wagner, Applied Computing
Sponsor: Michigan Tech Department of Applied Computing
Project Description: Our project is composed of two focused subgroups: Offensive Red Team and Defensive Blue Team. The goal for Red Team is to utilize IoT hardware and complimentary open-source software to perform penetration testing on a network. Phases of Red Team’s project will include detection, intrusion, and attacking devices on a network while keeping cost to a minimum. The goal for Blue Team is to utilize IoT hardware and software to defend a network. Blue Team’s focus is set up in three phases: basic network setup, advanced user setup, and network lockdown. Each phase will incorporate different levels of configuration and introduce new IoT devices and software to help monitor and defend against Red Team’s attack vectors.