Graduate School/Cyber Security
Access control lists and firewall rules are intended to prevent access to certain resources on a computer network while allowing access to other resources. Access control lists determine who has access to resources while firewall rules prevent general access to resources. The goal of this research is to find the best way to optimize a campus internet connection as well as a balance between the application of rules and lists and the accessibility of the outside world. This research is done utilizing a simulated internet and local network environment. The environment utilized simulates the set-up currently in use by an educational institution and will serve as a test environment upon completion of my research.
Ecker, Nathan, "Firewalls: A Balance Between Security and Accesibility" (2018). Summer Interdisciplinary Research Symposium. 34.