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Cyber Security and Networking Lab

UTC Warrington

Cyber Security and Networking Lab

UTC Warrington

Our aim is to develop a portable computing lab that will allow for the teaching through a hands-on approach of a range of key computer science topic areas that will help to fill the skills shortage currently seen in the digital industries.

Primarily our project will help to develop skills around computer networking and security. The aim is to provide students and company employees with a working knowledge of network security threats and how we can configure networks to improve their security. This will be achieved through a hands-on training experience allowing individuals to configure network security systems while being provided with the knowledge regarding the range of threats that can occur.  Being a ring-fenced network, students will also have the ability to implement attacks and to look at the effects that well-known attacks can have on a computer network.

In addition to the primary objective the adaptability of the equipment will allow for a range of projects to be developed allowing for individuals to develop their understanding of the use of computer systems in a range of different industries. Data logging systems can be developed to monitor environmental conditions within the workplace. Outreach projects to introduce individuals in the wider business community of Cheshire and Warrington to programming and computer setup.

Geographical area

Equipment stored at UTC Warrington.  The Equipment will be mobile and able to be set up and used at different sites through a booking system.

Technologies / Equipment

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Micro Servers
  • Switches
  • Monitors
  • Data Loggers

Skills being developed

  • Networking
  • Network Security
  • Firewall Administration
  • Virtualisation
  • Programming
  • Data Logging

Contact: Chris Hatherall