Ethical Hacking

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26 week

Course Overview

Ethical hacking, also known as penetration testing or white-hat hacking, involves authorized and legal attempts to identify and exploit vulnerabilities in computer systems, networks, or applications. The primary goal of ethical hacking is to assess the security posture of an organization’s systems and infrastructure, helping to identify and rectify potential weaknesses before malicious hackers can exploit them. Here’s an overview of ethical hacking:

Key Concepts:

  1. Authorization:
    • Ethical hacking is conducted with the explicit permission of the organization or system owner.
    • Legal and contractual agreements define the scope, rules, and limitations of the testing.
  2. Ethical Hacker (White Hat):
    • An ethical hacker is a trained professional who conducts security assessments with the intent of securing systems rather than exploiting them.
    • Ethical hackers use the same techniques and tools as malicious hackers but within a legal and ethical framework.
  3. Scope of Testing:
    • Ethical hacking can cover various aspects, including network security, application security, wireless security, social engineering, and physical security.
  4. Methodology:
    • The ethical hacking process typically involves planning, reconnaissance, scanning, gaining access, maintaining access, and analysis.
    • Ethical hackers use various tools and techniques to simulate real-world attacks.
  5. Types of Ethical Hacking:
    • External Testing: Assessing the security of external networks and systems.
    • Internal Testing: Simulating attacks from within the organization’s network.
    • Web Application Testing: Evaluating the security of web applications.
    • Wireless Network Testing: Assessing the security of wireless networks.
    • Social Engineering: Testing the human element of security through manipulation.

What you’ll learn

  • Networking Fundamentals:
  • Operating System Knowledge:
  • Programming Skills:
  • Web Application Security:
  • Network Security:
  • Wireless Security:
  • Vulnerability Assessment:
  • Penetration Testing Techniques:
  • Social Engineering:
  • Cryptography:
  • Incident Response and Handling:
  • Security Tools:
  • Security Standards and Compliance:
  • Web Server and Database Security:
  • Ethics and Legal Aspects:
  • Continuous Learning:


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