Date of Award

2014

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Computer Science

First Advisor

Victor Fay-Wolfe

Abstract

Cyber challenges are an exciting way to teach and assess computer security skills and methods. The commonalities in cyber challenges revolve around network traffic simulation, score keeping, and event automation. The Open Cyber Challenge Platform centralizes these tasks into a single piece of software called a game server. Existing challenge platforms use proprietary mechanisms to accomplish these goals motivating a need to find a solution application. This design and implementation of a game server application will operate as the run time software of the Open Cyber Challenge Platform. The testing of our game server's components show that the implementation described here can successfully fill the needs of the Open Cyber Challenge Platform's requirements for a game server application.

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