CT5019: Ethical Hacking and Security

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CT5019: Ethical Hacking and Security

Module Title Ethical Hacking and Security
Module Code CT5019
Module Tutor Lee Campbell
School Business School
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description This module introduces the concepts of Ethical Hacking and gives the students the opportunity to learn about different tools and techniques in Ethical hacking and security and practically apply some of the tools.
Indicative Syllabus
  • Technical foundation of cracking and ethical hacking
  • Aspects of security, importance of data gathering, foot printing and system hacking
  • evaluation of computer security
  • Practical tasks will be used to re-enforce and apply theory to encourage an analytical and problem based approach to ethical hacking
Learning Outcomes A student passing this module should be able to:
  1. Identify and analyse the stages an ethical hacker requires to take in order to compromise a target system.
  2. Identify tools and techniques to carry out a penetration testing.
  3. Critically evaluate security techniques used to protect system and user data.
  4. Demonstrate systematic understanding of the concepts of security at the level of policy and strategy in a computer system.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 2000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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