Computing students showcase skills
The Undergraduate Computing Showcase gives students graduating this summer in BSc (Hons) Computing, BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics and BSc (Hons) Computer Security and Ethical Hacking the chance to present and discuss their work with IT specialists, members of the business community and potential employers from across the region.
The event beganwith an introduction from guest speaker, Jonathan Healey, Divisional Managing Director of web development and digital marketing agency NetConstruct Ltd, followed by student presentations.
Lewis Ardern, a BSc (Hons) Computer Security & Ethical Hacking student, presented his Security Simulator which allows students and security enthusiasts to learn and practice security testing techniques.
He commented: "Developing the project itself has been really interesting. I had never touched the Ruby programming language before and this project allowed me to learn and become competent in using it. I really enjoyed implementing the vulnerabilities as I had to set them up manually and verify that they were truly vulnerable before applying them to the automation of the project.
"The course has allowed me to learn a diverse range of programming languages including C#, Ruby, PHP and others, as well as a wide range of security testing techniques which can be used to help secure websites and systems by understanding how they can be exploited or compromised."
Ahead ofthe showcase, Lewis said: "I am looking forward seeing other students' projects and hearing how they have created them as well as having the chance to speak to industry professionals and hear their views about the projects."
Maurice Calvert, Principal Lecturer in the School of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering, commented: "This has beena great opportunity for our students to demonstrate pride in their achievements and display the skills they have developed.There have beensome very strong projects this year, particularly in the Computer Security and Computer Forensics areas. That is not to dismiss the skills demonstrated by our Computing students who presented work of a professional standard in Web Application and Database areas."