Journal of Undergraduate Research


MessageGuard, secure webmail system, coupling security, usability


Physical and Mathematical Sciences


Computer Science


While working on my undergraduate degree, I developed an interest for computer security and started working in the Internet Security Research Lab on campus. A PhD student who I had worked with before previously, had proposed a webmail system called MessageGuard as an ubiquitous web encryption extension. The idea behind the system is to be fully open sourced, very easy to use, and extremely secure. Not only was I able to help work on several aspects of this project with PHD, Master’s, and undergraduate students alike, but I was able to put in practice what I was learning in my classes. It was a very beneficial experience for me and hopefully will be beneficial to the world of computer security.