BENEFITS OF CYBER SECURITY LABS ON RASPBERRY PI’S

Open Access
Author:
Brown, Carson Mcleod
Area of Honors:
Security and Risk Analysis
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Michael Keith Hills, Thesis Supervisor
  • Edward J Glantz, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Cyber Security
  • Education
  • Virtual Machines
Abstract:
With the growing number of cyber-attacks occurring in the world today, the need for robust cyber security education has never been greater. With many universities putting together their own respective cyber security curriculums, it is imperative to establish the most efficient ways to teach cyber security. This study intends to guide the decision makers toward using hardware, in our case Raspberry Pis, to perform labs instead of on virtual machines, which are the current standard. The beginning chapters will dive deeper into the studies purpose and explain to the reader to the current cyber security landscape. The next chapter describes how the labs and surveys were devised and explain the decision to use a Raspberry Pi as the Hardware for the study. The following chapters examine the results of the study and how they may impact future studies and curriculum. The final chapter discusses how this study can be continued and what further steps should be taken by those who believe in Raspberry Pis in the classroom.