When discussing practical network security, we must acknowledge that all systems have vulnerabilities. This course combines the fundamental and historical perspective of hacking methodologies and applied hands-on skills. Hacking topics are explored to examine the current systems associated with these vulnerable points. This is an applied hands-on course requiring the use of a variety of modern operating systems. Typical walkthroughs explore the standard hacking methodologies such as discovery, footprinting, targeting, attacks, penetration, escalation of privileges and maintaining access. Technical feedback is provided on appropriate means for countering each step of this common methodology.
1. Recognize and Discuss legal and ethical issues in hacking topics.
2. Identify aspects of network security including system hacking and web hacking.
3. Apply standard hacking methodologies and processes to vulnerability identification.
4. Comprehend the prevention of identified vulnerabilities at a network and web level.
5. Complete an industry standard information assurance evaluation; identifying vulnerabilities to deployed systems.