(Formerly CMIT 398E. Designed to help prepare for the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker certifications.) Prerequisite: CMIT 320. Development of the structured knowledge base needed to discover vulnerabilities and recommend solutions for tightening network security and protecting data from potential attackers. Focus is on penetration-testing tools and techniques to protect computer networks. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CMIT 321 or CMIT 398E.
After completing this course, students should be able to:
- Apply laws and regulations relevant to computer systems in order to practice ethical hacking
- Analyze and examine different methods for penetrating and/or attacking networks
- Assess system vulnerability and exposure to develop an overall organizational security posture
- Conduct penetration testing to measure overall security posture