Students

Cara Cornel

Cara is a junior in the Information Technology major with an emphasis in cybersecurity.

She has been a research assistant in the CSRL and a Red Team member since Fall 2013. Her topics of interest thus far include: digital forensics, penetration testing, incident response, and cyber defense.

During competitions, she is enticed by teamwork and the learning aspect.

In her spare time she enjoys volleyball, gaming, cooking, and listening to music.


Sarah Cunha

Sarah Cunha is a graduate student with a bachelor's degree in Information Technology from Brigham Young University. She has worked in the Cyber Security Research Lab at BYU for two years of her undergraduate and continues to delve into research as a graduate. Her studies focus mainly on networking, cyber-physical systems, and cyber law and policy. She participates in BYU Red Team engagements and Collegiate Cyber Defense Competitions (1st place Regional and 2nd place Nationals).

Outside of work and academics Sarah also performs with the A Capella group BYU Noteworthy as the vocal percussionist. She has competed in the International Championship for Collegiate A Capella and been awarded Best Vocal Percussion in the Mountain-West region.

Born in Fresno, California, Sarah is the youngest of six children and an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Cj Cornel

Cj Cornel is a technology engineering education major with an emphasis in communication technology.

She participates in BYU Red Team engagements and is constantly looking for something new to learn/test.

In her free time Cj enjoys photography, woodworking, and origami.


Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas is a graduate student with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.

He has worked in the CSRL since the summer of 2016 doing hardware-based research. This research centers around efficient 3-D heat mapping using a quadcopter and a software defined radio. He also enjoys learning more about cybersecurity and hopes to bring a unique perspective to the lab based on his background in digital communications.

In his spare time he enjoys gaming, playing hockey, riding his motorcycle, and being a nerd. He also enjoys building things with his hands (woodworking, hardware-based projects, etc.).

Having served an LDS mission in Italy, he also enjoys making and eating Italian food, speaking in Italian, and most other things that have to do with Italy.


Kyle Fletcher

Kyle Fletcher is an Information Technology major.

He has worked in the CSRL since the summer of 2016 doing hardware-based research. This research centers around efficient 3-D heat mapping using a quadcopter and a software defined radio. He also enjoys learning more about cybersecurity and hopes to bring a unique perspective to the lab based on his background in digital communications.

While working on his degree, he has worked with the Office of Information Technology at BYU on the SEAHORSE project, as well as other personal projects. He enjoys the challenges of penetration testing and the puzzles it presents. Having a harder system motivates him to break into it and surmount the challenge that it presents.

He is currently learning Spanish from his wife.