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Ethical Hacking Part 2




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course provides training on penetration testing. Introduced topics include sniffing, social engineering, denial-of-service, session hijacking, hacking webservers, evading IDS, firewalls, and honeypots.


CYB/229 - Ethical Hacking Part 1 or equivalent

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Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Describe the sniffing process, including the challenges, tools, and techniques.
  • Differentiate various spoofing and poisoning attacks.
  • Determine the best attack methods to employ using sniffing techniques.
  • Interpret the results of a Wireshark® capture.
  • Determine the appropriate sniffing countermeasures against spoofing and poisoning attacks.

Week 2

  • Describe social engineering concepts.
  • Identify human weaknesses that are susceptible to social engineering attacks.
  • Formulate a phishing campaign.
  • Determine credential harvesting techniques to obtain information.
  • Evaluate tools and techniques used for Denial of Service attacks.

Week 3

  • Describe session hijacking.
  • Analyze the techniques involved in session, network, and application layer session hijacking.
  • Explain how Wireshark® is used to capture data indicating session hijacking.
  • Evaluate countermeasures for session hijacking.

Week 4

  • Explain the purpose, tools, and techniques for conducting and detecting webserver and web application hacking in a penetration test.
  • Discriminate between webserver hacking and web application hacking.
  • Compare vulnerabilities of open source versus proprietary webserver architectures.
  • Formulate a webserver penetration test plan.
  • Provide countermeasures for hacking webservers.

Week 5

  • Describe web application architectures.
  • Differentiate webserver and web application architectures.
  • Evaluate the results of a web application attack.
  • Outline a webserver/web application penetration test plan.


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