Title

The Black Box: Portable Network Monitoring Device

Lead Author Major

Computer Science

Lead Author Status

Senior

Second Author Major

Computer Science

Second Author Status

Senior

Third Author Major

Computer Science

Third Author Status

5th year Senior

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Faculty Mentor Name

Shon Vick

Faculty Mentor Email

svick@pacific.edu

Faculty Mentor Department

Computer Science

Abstract/Artist Statement

Almost everybody today has a personal network at their house. The network might be wired, wireless, or a combination of both. Either way, you are now considered an IT manager of your home network. Sure, it is easy to hook up the cables and connect all your devices to the Wi-Fi network; you might even have a more “advanced” network where you have NAS (Network Attached Storage), printers, IP Cameras, etc. But, there is a whole different side to networking. Go down a few IP layers and all of a sudden there is a lot more to worry about. What if someone is trying to infiltrate your network? Are you really secure? Do you know what your children are actually doing on their devices when they tell you they are doing homework? How do you make sure people you don’t want to be able to connect don’t connect? The list goes on. All of these problems, believe it or not, could be solved one way or another. The problem is, you would need to gather special software and then know how to utilize it properly; something an ordinary user cannot easily do.

To tackle these everyday problems, we have come up with The Black Box, a portable network monitoring machine. This is small, portable device that runs Kali Linux and provides you with numerous networking tools. The best part is, all of these tools are available to you within one application; you can access whatever you do with a few click and keystrokes!

A demo of The Black Box will be shown at the PURCC where users will be able to interact with the device and see how much power they have once they acquire one for themselves.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

5-5-2018 3:30 PM

End Date

5-5-2018 4:30 PM

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The Black Box: Portable Network Monitoring Device

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Almost everybody today has a personal network at their house. The network might be wired, wireless, or a combination of both. Either way, you are now considered an IT manager of your home network. Sure, it is easy to hook up the cables and connect all your devices to the Wi-Fi network; you might even have a more “advanced” network where you have NAS (Network Attached Storage), printers, IP Cameras, etc. But, there is a whole different side to networking. Go down a few IP layers and all of a sudden there is a lot more to worry about. What if someone is trying to infiltrate your network? Are you really secure? Do you know what your children are actually doing on their devices when they tell you they are doing homework? How do you make sure people you don’t want to be able to connect don’t connect? The list goes on. All of these problems, believe it or not, could be solved one way or another. The problem is, you would need to gather special software and then know how to utilize it properly; something an ordinary user cannot easily do.

To tackle these everyday problems, we have come up with The Black Box, a portable network monitoring machine. This is small, portable device that runs Kali Linux and provides you with numerous networking tools. The best part is, all of these tools are available to you within one application; you can access whatever you do with a few click and keystrokes!

A demo of The Black Box will be shown at the PURCC where users will be able to interact with the device and see how much power they have once they acquire one for themselves.