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Facilities

The Mercy Cybersecuity Education Center has a dedicated lab located at Maher Hall 112 at the Dobbs Ferry campus. The MCEC Lab is designed for research activities and educational services.

Lab Features
  • Static IP addresses (separated from the Mercy College network infrastructure)
  • Two categories of infrastructure are available
    • Production System: 2 Dell servers are installed and up running
    • Development System: 4 Servers and 4 sets of network equipment are ready for groups of students to
      do practice on building, hardening, attacking, defending, and testing for the system stress and vulnerabilities.
  • A server installed with VM EST supervisor
  • Windows 2007 and Linux Platforms
  • Much of the equipment was donated by CISCO in 2007 specifically to Information Assurance programs designated by the NSA.  Equipment includes: Firewall Router Products (CISCO2611XM-ADSL; C2611XM-2FE/VPN/K9; PIX-515E-R-DMZ-BUN); Switching Products (WS-C2950T-24); Support Products (CON-SNT-26XX; CON-SNT-C2611XVPN; CON-SNT-C2950T24; CON-SNT-PIX515ER)
  • External web access interface
  • Commercial EnCase license
  • Numerous open source software
Current Activities
  • Cybersecurity web server that is a complement to the Mercy College website hosts course work, internship opportunities, job announcements, conference information and other student activities
  • Self-configures network infrastructure
  • Research Activities