Home Network Defense via the STINGAR Project

Student Participants

Ace Abdulrahman
Sonya Patel
Brooks Robinson
Maryam Shahid
Connie Vi
Eric Xie

Project Leads

Alex Merck

Year

2021

Description: 

A team of students will work with Duke’s Office of Information Technology to explore options for securing home networks in a remote working/learning environment. The goal of this project is to provide a simple and effective method for detecting malicious traffic targeting home users. This project will involve identifying potential solutions for blocking malicious traffic to and from home networks, integrating the STINGAR malicious indicator feeds into this solution for automated blocking of network events, and building a proof-of-concept that can be easily and effectively deployed on a home network to detect and block malicious traffic in an automated fashion.

Watch the team's final presentation on YouTube.

Student Participants: 

Connie

Vi

Connie Vi
Major: 
Computer Science, Mathematics
Class: 
Rising Sophomore
Graduation Year: 
2024

I am from Chicago, Illinois. I am a rising sophomore who is most likely majoring in Computer Science. I am excited to participate in Code+ this summer!

Sonya

Patel

Sonya Patel
Major: 
Computer Science, Visual and Media Studies
Class: 
Rising Junior
Graduation Year: 
2023

Sonya Patel is a rising junior studying Computer Science and Visual Media Studies. She is passionate about the intersection of arts and technology. She believes design should serve to amplify underrepresented voices and strives to use her background in digital art, design, and coding to make a difference.

Brooks

Robinson

Brooks Robinson
Major: 
Computer Science, Mathematics
Class: 
Rising Sophomore
Graduation Year: 
2024

I am a rising sophomore from Greensboro, North Carolina. I am pursuing degrees in computer science and mathematics. At Duke, I am a writer for The Chronicle and the Crux journal, and I play for the Duke club soccer team.

Ace

Abdulrahman

Ace Abdulrahman
Major: 
Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science
Class: 
Rising Sophomore
Graduation Year: 
2024

I'm an international student from Sudan considering majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineerign and Computer Science. On campus, I was involved with Blackwell-Randolph House Council, AMA club, and research in the School of Medicine. In my leisure, I enjoy playing Overwatch, calisthenics, and soccer.

Eric

Xie

 Eric Xie
Major: 
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science
Class: 
Rising Sophomore
Graduation Year: 
2024

I'm a rising sophomore from Atlanta who loves to swim and play ping pong. When I’m not busy grinding homework, you’ll usually find me vibing to music, hanging with friends, and/or procrastinating.

Maryam

Shahid

Maryam Shahid
Major: 
Computer Science
Class: 
Rising Junior
Graduation Year: 
2024

Team project manager. I am a Code+ 2020 alum and rising junior studying Computer Science. I am an international student from Pakistan and in my free time, I like to read, play badminton and go hiking. I am excited to join Code+ as a project manager -- it's an amazing program! 

Project Leads: 

Alex

Merck

Alex Merck
Department: 
IT Security Office
Title: 
IT Consultant