Offensive Cyber Security and Penetration Testing
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Analyse the legal and ethical aspects of offensive cyber security.
- Apply the basic steps of penetration testing.
- Communicate information from a penetration testing process.
- Module1 - Introduction to Ethical Hacking
- Module 2 - Hacker Ethics
- Module 3 - Ethics and Industry
- Module 4 - Legal Constraints and the Right to Know
- Module 5 - Computer Attacks
- Module 6 - Security Vulnerabilities and Industry
- Module 7 - Social Engineering
- Module 8 - Improving Cyber Security
- Module 9 - Transferable Skills
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This subject introduces you to the practical approaches taken in Red Teaming – simulating aggressors in a cyber security penetration testing environment. The subject will be practical task focused and allow you to explore the penetration testing process from inception to completion with a focus on three key areas: Legal and Ethical considerations; conducting penetration testing; and reporting findings.
This subject builds on concepts of learning through practice in Year 1 of study by introducing you to more complex learning experiences.
You will be introduced to:
- discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations. This will include authentic and purposeful, industry-related experiences
- concepts of managing effective relationships and communicating with others
- the development and use of adaptive leadership skills and how these skills relate to innovative and entrepreneurial practice
- the nature of responsible, accountable and reflective workplace skills, and creative and critical thinking relevant to para-professional practice.
You will exercise self-awareness, initiative and judgement to manage yourself and professional relationships effectively. The application of tacit knowledge and capabilities will be reflected in a Practice Manual.
- Report: Testing in Simulated Environments (35%)
- Penetration Testing Agreement (20%)
- Debrief and Report (45%)
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