Physical / Virtual Labs

Physical / Virtual Labs

The Centre for Reverse Engineering and Assured Microelectronics (CREAM)

Our mission is to provide the electronics industry with knowledge, methodology, solutions, and skilled engineers to help prevent penetration and manipulation of our electronic infrastructure. We conduct research using invasive and noninvasive reverse engineering techniques to evaluate the assurance of embedded systems. We develop countermeasures and assurance solutions to secure embedded systems against sensitive data extraction, system disruption, diversion, and obfuscation.

Network/Security Simulation Lab

The School of Business Network/Security Simulation Lab, a recent addition, will come online in mid-February Spring 2016. There are twenty-four workstations with servers in the lab, along with a state-of-the-art high density plotter. Each workstation will be a dual boot server - with Windows Server and Linux booting capabilities. The lab will be used to meet two objectives: 1) train students on Networking and Security , 2) outreach capability to conduct workshops on Security for industry participants. Oracle 11g will be installed for the data layer tier, IIS as a web layer and SAP GUI will be installed for the application layer. SAP is hosted by California State University, Chico.

Security topics that students would be exposed to include: Malware Threats, Host Security, Protocol Analyzers, Network Vulnerabilities, Vulnerability Scanning, Certificate concepts, Application security, Access control, Authentication, Compliance and audits, Network Security routers and Protocol, Firewall, IPSec, Spam, DNS Poisoning, SNMP, iSCSI, Service management, patching, encryption - data and transport, backup, load balancing, Cloud computing, RAID, Clustering. The final design of the lab is still being worked out in terms of Routers, switches and communication devices.

Engineering Visualization Research Laboratory (EVRL)

EVRL is headed by Dr. Kofi Nyarko and has a focus on data analytics and the visualization technologies that bring solutions to life. Recent projects include the Adapting Microsoft Surface for Battle Command Operations and the Mobile Tactical Ad-Hoc Network Visualization. These efforts compliment the Cyber COE by bringing visualization to the Cyber MS&E and to the Embedded Mobile and Tactical Systems.