The Newman Cybersecurity Lab (Donovan 1240) provides Network & Computer Security students with access to networking and computer resources used for both in-class lab sessions and for individual projects. Eight “pods” provide students with their own “branch office” that can be configured and secured within the closed lab environment. Each pod contains a switch (Cisco Catalyst 2960), router (Cisco ISR 1921), firewall (Cisco 5505 ASA), wireless access point (Cisco Aironet model AIR-AP1142N), IP phone (Digium D40), and Linux host PC.
The Network and Computer Security Department shares academic computing and network infrastructure with the Computer Science Department. Computing facilities are tailored to support our programs and provide an open environment for student experimentation and exploration. Departmental servers support the Computer Science Department and student web sites, central file storage, remote access, databases, software repositories, streaming video, and student project virtual machines. Our computing environment is managed by professional staff and student administrators. Students interested in the fields of network or systems administration and those desiring an opportunity to hone their skills prior to graduation should stop by our workroom.