This course introduces students to the art of ethical hacking and security testing. The course covers the legality of ethical hacking, TCP/IP, malicious software, security attacks, enumeration, programming concepts, vulnerabilities of operating systems, cryptography basics and network protection systems. Students will learn up-to-date techniques in protecting and defending their networks for internal and external intruders. Students will work in groups to find vulnerabilities in the network and try to exploit that vulnerability using various hacking tools.
Course code: ITOP 2415
Length: 72.0 hours
PrerequisitesITOP 2411 Advanced Network Systems
ITOP 2204 Computing Security Architecture
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† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.