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EIU Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Facilities



Facilities include ample office and classroom space, as well as software to facilitate online learning, and two telecommunications laboratories:

The School of Technology Telecommunications Laboratory incorporates a variety of equipment aimed to teach students practical, basic and advanced applications of cyber-defense. The equipment specifically used for Cybersecurity practices includes:

  • Six (6) CISCO 1941 Router w/802 11 a/b/g/n (2 ports)
  • Five (5) Servers
    • Server IBM series 335
    • Server HP Proliant DL 360
    • Server IBM Series 335
    • 2 Windows Servers 12 R2
  • Six (6) CISCO ASA 5512-X Firewalls WITH IPS SW 6GE
  • Two (2) CISCO ASA 5512 firewalls full licensed with maximum cybersecurity software
  • Four (4) Palo alto PA 200 firewalls full licensed with maximum cybersecurity software
  • Four (4) CISCO CATALYST 2960-C 2 PORT switches
  • About two dozen of different high capability Switches for diverse cybersecurity set-ups
  • Iris recognition equipment/software
  • Face recognition equipment/software
  • Thirty (30) modern computers (LAPTOPS + DESKTOPS) for testing different security setups
  • Nexpose/Rapid 7 software watchdog/scanner fully licensed for cybersecurity.

The above equipment used with some other legacy equipment (PIX Firewalls, CISCO 2514 routers) allows development, application, and evaluation of more than a hundred different practices in cybersecurity and data telecommunications.

The School of Business Telecommunications Lab also incorporates a variety of equipment aimed to teach students practical, basic and advanced applications of computer networking and cyber security. The equipment specifically used for Cybersecurity practices includes:

  • One (1) rack server composed of ten (10) Dell PowerEdge 860 servers
  • One (1) Dell PowerEdge T100 Tower server
  • One (1) Sonicwall T2170 firewall
  • One (1) Cisco 1700 router
  • Three (3) APC SmartUPS 3000 UPS devices
  • One (1) MGE Pulsar EX 10 UPS device
  • Thirty (30) Dell VOSTRO 220s desktop computers
  • Two (2) Netgear DS 116 Ethernet switches
  • One (1) Netgear FS 108 Ethernet switch

The School of Business Telecommunications Lab equipment is part of a local area network (LAN), where students enrolled in Cybersecurty-related courses install approved hacking tools and network defense software that they use for learning and developing ethical hacking and network defense skills.

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