Date of Award

Summer 8-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department/Program

Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity

Language

English

First Advisor

Adam Wandt

Second Reader

Abraham Rivera

Abstract

This paper explores current methods for creating test anonymity networks in a laboratory environment for the purpose of improving these networks while protecting user privacy. We first consider how each of these networks is research-driven and interested in helping researchers to conduct their research ethically. We then look to the software currently available for researchers to set up in their labs. Lastly we explore ways in which digital forensics and cybersecurity students could get involved with these projects and look at several class exercises that help students to understand particular attacks on these networks and ways they can help to mitigate these attacks.

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