Document Type



Summer 2021

Academic Department

Computer Science

Faculty Advisor(s)

Dr. Jingwen Wang; Dr. Peilong Li


Since the advent of technology, securely transferring data between two computers over the internet has been a difficult task. This is especially true for organizations and universities who want to take advantage of technology to securely transfer or share data. Although many file transfer services exist, none have achieved secure transfers while also offering a friendly and easy-to-use user interface. SECTOR uses an existing secure transfer service called Globus to conduct secure file transfers and has built a safe and secure user permissions system on top of their functionality. All data used by SECTOR is stored on a distributed ledger using Hyperledger Fabric, which is built upon Blockchain technology. Because data is stored on a distributed ledger, the data of its users stay safe and out of the hands of potential hackers while also allowing greater data access and less downtime for SECTOR in case an institution goes offline.


Scholarship, Creative Arts, and Research Project (SCARP)