School Of Computer, Data And Mathematical Sciences

Ethical Hacking Principles and PracticeWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301124.3


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Students should have a solid understanding of computer networking (especially with the TCP/IP protocol suite), possess basic programming skills in developing computer applications and web applications, and command basic knowledge and skills in databases and operating systems.

300565 Computer Networking OR 300946 Computer Networking (Advanced) AND 300582 Technologies for Web Applications

About this Unit
This unit teaches students ethical hacking principles and skills with the ultimate goal of defence. It covers practical skills in different stages of ethical hacking, including reconnaissance on public information, port and vulnerability scanning, exploitation of vulnerabilities, post exploitation, and writing a comprehensive report to document detected vulnerabilities and proposed solutions. Students will not only practice with major tools in ethical hacking, but also learn the principles of how these tools work and hence how to defend against them.

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