|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||29 May 2022|
Penetration testing or ethical hacking involves testing computer systems, networks or web applications for security vulnerabilities which a hacker could potentially exploit. This course provides students with the skills to perform penetration testing to determine whether a system is vulnerable and to suggest countermeasures to the system owner.
This course provides students with practical experience attempting to break into computer systems for the purpose of stress testing and discovering weaknesses. Students will be using a list of exploits which they are expected to successfully exercise on a series of target systems provided.