South Carolina (SC) has many key national facilities, each with its own cybersecurity needs. These include the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic, Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), Fort Jackson, Shaw Air Force Base, and others. According to 2018 estimates, the Department of Defense (DoD) has been struggling to hire more than 8,000 cyber positions1

Supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), UofSC is addressing the cybersecurity workforce needs by implementing an IT program with strong cybersecurity components, in partnership with the industry. In this workshop, STEM students, ROTC cadets, and veterans at UofSC will present their undergraduate research work on cybersecurity. For additional information about the ONR project, please visit the website http://ce.sc.edu/cyberinfra/onr.html

Reference: 1 J. Lynch, “Inside the Pentagon’s Struggle to Build a Cyber Force,” Fifth Domain publication, October 29, 2018. Online: Link.


TimeTopic Presenter
16:00 – 16:15Welcome from ONR, USC, and project team [PPT, PDF] Dr. M. Simpson (ONR), Dr. H. Haj-Hariri (Dean, College of Engineering and Computing at USC), Project team: J. Crichigno, J. Gerdes, Major Knight, J. Salter, 1LT Ebony Penton, R. Cox
16:15 – 16:30Implementing a Monitoring Device using a P4 Programmable Switch [pptx, video] Samuel Dao, Mark-Anthony Box
16:30 – 16:45Geolocation and Geoblocking [PPT, video] Andrew Clements, Avery Schiro
16:45 – 17:00Implementing a Packet Filter using a P4 Programmable Switch [PPT, video]Gabriella Pinto, Cameron McDuffie
17:00 – 17:15Using External Dynamic List for Live Threat Updates [PPT, video]David Williams, Tucker Baron
17:15 – 17:30Protection against Brute-force Attacks [PPT, video] Timothy Dao, Dillon Barnhardt
17:30 – 17:45Implementing a NAT Device using a P4 Programmable Switch [PPT, video] Samuel Kelley, Talha Gill
17:45 – 18:00Concluding remarksProject team
Workshop Video

Presenters’ Bio

For additional information about the presenters, please refer to http://ce.sc.edu/cyberinfra/recipients_bio.html.