Fundamental principles and techniques of ethical hacking, including penetration testing life cycle, planning and scoping, identifying targets and goals, active and passive reconnaissance, enumeration and scanning, exploitation, post-exploitation, and results reporting.
The increase in the number of information security breaches has continued to rise at an alarming rate, while the number of information security professionals has not kept up with the demand. An imnportant skill that any modern information security professional must have is ethical hacking. If modern defenders do not have a thorough understanding of offensive techniques and tactics, they cannot perform proactive offensive testing on the infrastructure they are required to protect. When this is the case, the only people that are performing offensive attacks on systems are criminals, and they do not share their results. This course will provide students with the skills to assess the attack surface of modern information systems, uncovering and verifying weaknesses and remediation measures.
The Graduate School is rejecting new course proposals unless they have a seperate learning outcome for graduate credit. Also for not having specific gradaute-level assignments. "Extra work" is not being considered sufficient. I suggest something like:
6. Graduate students will be able to synthesize and explain research on ethical hacking.
Undergraduate Grading Policy:
The final grade for undergraduate credit will be based on two individual exams and CTF games, assignments and NCL labs, according to the following weights:
Labs and Homework: 40%
Midterm Evaluation + CTF game 1: 20%
Final Evaluation + CTF game 2: 20%
Graduate Grading Policy
The final grade for graduate credit will be based on two individual exams and CTF games, assignments and NCL labs, and a research paper, according to the following weights:
Labs and Homework: 30%
Research Paper: 10%
And strike this: Graduate Students will have to do a research paper to be included in the” Labs and Homework” percentage and will be required to answer extra questions on the exams to justify their receiving graduate credit for this course.
Forwarded on behalf of Tara George.
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