Course Descriptions

Computer and Network Security

SEC 425
Ethical Hacking
3 credits

The course aims to equip students with the technical skills necessary to identify, exploit and fix vulnerabilities in computer systems and networks. As a result, students would become more effective in defending their computing environments against the damaging work of hackers. While learning about the technical and legal dimensions of the hands-on tasks conducted, students get to perform penetration testing on multiple operating systems spanning Unix/LINUX and Microsoft Windows networks using ethical hacking techniques. With students working with tools like Backtrack and others, topics covered include Ethical Hacking Overview, Network & Computer Attacks, Footprinting, Social Engineering, Port Scanning, Enumeration, Linux Operating System Vulnerabilities, Hacking Web Servers, Hacking Wireless Networks and more.

Prerequisite(s): SEC 250