The Office of Information Technology works to block dark web traffic from entering UA, but for five students in Cyber Hall, the dark web serves as a place of employment.
The Network Intrusion Lab, located in Cyber Hall, houses faculty and student researchers building mechanisms to monitor and analyze dark web network traffic. According to UA OIT, the dark web is a part of the internet that is only accessible by means of special software that allows users to remain anonymous to conduct mostly malicious activity.
The NIL consists of Dr. Diana Dolliver and Dr. Adam Ghazi-Tehrani, both of whom are assistant professors in cyber criminology and criminal justice, as well as five UA student interns:
- Austin Rife, a junior studying computer engineering and mathematics from Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Jake Wachs, a sophomore studying computer science from Annapolis, Maryland
- Austin Hose, a junior in New College studying cybersecurity from Meridianville, Alabama
- Spencer Fuhriman, a sophomore studying computer science from Meridian, Idaho
- Alex Dunbrack, a senior studying management information systems from Orlando, Florida
Learn more about the Network Intrusion Lab by reading the full article on the UA news site.