20 Cyber Security Project topic ideas for final year

Here are 20 cybersecurity project ideas suitable for final-year students:


  1. Secure Web Application Development: Create a web application with a focus on security. Implement features like input validation, authentication, and encryption to protect against common web application vulnerabilities such as SQL injection, XSS, and CSRF.
  2. Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment: Conduct a comprehensive penetration test on a target network or application. Document vulnerabilities discovered and provide recommendations for remediation.
  3. Incident Response Plan Development: Develop an incident response plan for an organization, including the creation of incident handling procedures, communication protocols, and training materials. You can also simulate an incident and test the plan’s effectiveness.
  4. Cybersecurity Awareness Training Platform: Build an interactive cybersecurity awareness training platform that educates users about various threats, safe practices, and how to recognize and respond to phishing attempts.
  5. IoT Security Assessment: Evaluate the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, focusing on vulnerabilities, data privacy, and potential attack vectors. Propose security enhancements or design a secure IoT device.
  6. Mobile App Security Assessment: Analyze the security of a mobile application, identifying vulnerabilities and proposing improvements in encryption, data storage, and secure coding practices.
  7. Blockchain-Based Voting System: Create a secure blockchain-based voting system that ensures transparency, tamper resistance, and anonymity in the voting process.
  8. Cybersecurity Risk Assessment: Perform a comprehensive cybersecurity risk assessment for an organization, identifying threats, vulnerabilities, and potential impacts. Provide recommendations for risk mitigation.
  9. Network Protocol Analysis: Analyze network traffic to detect and investigate potential security incidents. Develop tools or scripts to assist in protocol analysis and intrusion detection.
  10. Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Integration: Implement a SIEM system or integrate existing security tools into a SIEM platform to centralize and correlate security events for improved incident detection and response.
  11. Digital Forensics Investigation: Conduct a digital forensics investigation on a simulated or real case involving computer systems, mobile devices, or network logs. Document findings and present a comprehensive report.
  12. Cloud Security Assessment: Evaluate the security of cloud infrastructure and services, focusing on configuration, access controls, and compliance with industry standards. Provide recommendations for enhancing cloud security.
  13. Password Manager with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): Develop a password manager application that includes MFA support, making it more resilient to unauthorized access.
  14. Secure File Sharing System: Create a secure file-sharing system that encrypts files both in transit and at rest, ensuring confidentiality and integrity. Implement access controls and auditing features.
  15. Cybersecurity Policy Framework: Develop a comprehensive cybersecurity policy framework for an organization, including policies on data protection, incident response, and employee training.
  16. Security Assessment of a Smart Home: Evaluate the security of a smart home ecosystem, identifying potential vulnerabilities in devices like smart cameras, thermostats, and home automation systems.
  17. Biometric Authentication System: Design and implement a biometric authentication system, such as fingerprint or facial recognition, for access to sensitive applications or data.
  18. Secure Messaging Application: Create an end-to-end encrypted messaging application to protect user communication from eavesdropping and unauthorized access.
  19. Social Engineering Awareness Campaign: Develop and execute a social engineering awareness campaign within an organization to test employee susceptibility and raise awareness about social engineering threats.
  20. Secure Coding Guidelines: Compile a set of secure coding guidelines and best practices for various programming languages to help developers write secure software.

When choosing a cybersecurity project, consider your interests, available resources, and the aspects of cybersecurity that intrigue you the most. Additionally, consult with your faculty advisor or mentor to ensure that your project aligns with the goals and requirements of your academic program.