Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology

Subject Information
Subject Code CSCI369
Subject Name Ethical Hacking
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites CSIT115 and CSCI251 and 12cp @ 200 level CSIT/CSCI
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Labs and practical assessments (group): 25% Assignments (individual): 25% Final exam: 50%
General Subject Yes.

Subject Description
This subject introduces the use of hacking skills for defensive purposes. The subject develops critical thinking and troubleshooting skills. It aims to re-purpose tools and resources to acquire more out of them in order to discover entirely new things, which will be useful for other purposes. It develops the students ability to think outside the box and learn new skills. The subject prepares students for the ethical hacking certification.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Utilise appropriate ethical hacking tools.
2. Conduct footprinting and reconnaissance.
3. Use sniffers and social engineering.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the use of malware in the context of ethical hacking.
5. Use penetration testing and other mechanisms to identify weaknesses in systems.