Mt. San Jacinto College Computer Information Systems
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CSIS 164 Cybersecurity: Ethical Hacking

Course Description

This course is a survey of the ethical and legal issues pertaining to security testing. It demonstrates how to use tools that can be used to gain information about a computer network, how to recognize that the tools are being used, and how to defend a network against those attacks.

By successfully completing this course you will earn 3 units of college credit.

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  • Describe the role of an ethical hacker.
  • Test a data communications network for security vulnerabilities.
  • Compose a certifiable security report.
  • Compare port scanning tools for viability.
  • Enumerate Windows OS targets and services.
  • Develop custom software applications for security testing purposes.
  • Analyze authentication processes for security vulnerabilities.
  • Compare symmetric and asymmetric encryption algorithms.
  • Describe intrusion detection and prevention systems and Web-filtering technologies.
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