Offensive Cyber Security and Penetration Testing
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
1. Analyse the legal and ethical aspects of offensive cyber security
2. Apply the basic steps of penetration testing
3. Communicate information from a penetration testing process
- Introduction to Ethical Hacking
- Hacker Ethics
- Ethics and Industry
- Legal Constraints and the Right to Know
- Computer Attacks
- Security Vulnerabilities and Industry
- Social Engineering
- Improving Cyber Security
- Transferable Skills
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
No additional requirements
This subject introduces ethical hacking and penetration testing techniques. You will learn to evaluate industry-based ethical dilemmas, undertake investigative tasks, and perform active and passive cyber-attacks. Participation in tutorial-based security challenges will help further develop skills in vulnerability analysis and will support your assessment tasks. You will develop technical capabilities in ethical hacking, capacity to problem solve ethical dilemmas, and skills and awareness of ethical and legal constraints in industry.
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
- AT2: Report: Testing in SImulated Environments (35%)
- AT1: Penetration Testing Agreement (20%)
- AT3: Debrief and Report (45%)
Current study term: 20 Feb 22 to 29 May 22
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