School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Ethical Hacking and Defence
  • Unit Code

    CSI5208
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr Peter HANNAY

Description

This unit is an introduction to ethical hacking with a particular focus on internet enabled services and technologies. Students will develop an understanding of modern techniques that can be employed to evaluate the security of implemented network configurations. Based on this understanding students will develop the ability to defend against network based threats. Ethical hacking is an emerging field which favors the practical application of skills to penetrate secure systems in order to demonstrate vulnerability so that steps can be taken to mitigate risk.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CSI4208

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse different types of network attacks and defensive measures.
  2. Communicate the role of physical security as it relates to network security.
  3. Define the role of automation in network audit and attack scenarios.
  4. Demonstrate the use of deception in the ethical hacking process.
  5. Develop new code and procedures to exploit known vulnerabilities.
  6. Evaluate the phases in the ethical hacking process.
  7. Reflect on the role of ethics and the law as they relate to ethical hacking.

Unit Content

  1. Computing ethics and the law.
  2. Exploitation and attack.
  3. Network defense concepts.
  4. Physical security.
  5. Reconnaissance and footprinting networks.
  6. Reporting on attacks and defense.
  7. Social engineering.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, workshops, case studies, and practical exercises.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
Laboratory WorkPractical exercises conducted using custom developed materials20%
Case StudyDevelop and implement procedure for a provided ethical hacking scenario40%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination40%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
Laboratory WorkPractical exercises conducted using custom developed materials20%
Case StudyDevelop and implement procedure for a provided ethical hacking scenario40%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination40%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Ethical Hacking and Defence
  • Unit Code

    CSI5208
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr Peter HANNAY

Description

This unit is an introduction to ethical hacking with a particular focus on internet enabled services and technologies. Students will develop an understanding of modern techniques that can be employed to evaluate the security of implemented network configurations. Based on this understanding students will develop the ability to defend against network based threats. Ethical hacking is an emerging field which favours the practical application of skills to penetrate secure systems in order to demonstrate vulnerability so that steps can be taken to mitigate risk.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CSI4208

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse different types of network attacks and defensive measures.
  2. Communicate the role of physical security as it relates to network security.
  3. Define the role of automation in network audit and attack scenarios.
  4. Demonstrate the use of deception in the ethical hacking process.
  5. Develop new code and procedures to exploit known vulnerabilities.
  6. Evaluate the phases in the ethical hacking process.
  7. Reflect on the role of ethics and the law as they relate to ethical hacking.

Unit Content

  1. Computing ethics and the law.
  2. Exploitation and attack.
  3. Network defense concepts.
  4. Physical security.
  5. Reconnaissance and footprinting networks.
  6. Reporting on attacks and defense.
  7. Social engineering.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, workshops, case studies, and practical exercises.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
Laboratory WorkPractical exercises conducted using custom developed materials20%
Case StudyDevelop and implement procedure for a provided ethical hacking scenario40%
Examination ^End of semester examination40%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
Laboratory WorkPractical exercises conducted using custom developed materials20%
Case StudyDevelop and implement procedure for a provided ethical hacking scenario40%
Examination ^End of semester examination40%

^ Mandatory to Pass

Core Reading(s)

  • Harper, A., Harris, S., Ness, J., Eagle, C., Lenkey, G., & Williams, T. (2011). Gray hat hacking. (3rd ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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