Feb 02, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog
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CS 290 - Ethical Hacking Fundamentals

4 Credit(s)

This course will introduce the student to the ethical use of various security assessment tools and techniques commonly used to locate weaknesses and vulnerabilities of computer and network systems. This course will cover common system vulnerabilities, exploits, and countermeasures. Students will learn various computer hacking skills in order to understand how to defend against similar techniques. Students will also explore real world scenarios, gaining hands-on experience while participating in scenario-based labs.

Prerequisite: CS 189  and CS 284  or instructors consent
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Discuss evolution and fundamental concepts of network security
  2. Explain tools, techniques and procedures commonly used by a cyber attacker
  3. Apply knowledge of ethical hacking techniques to better understand common vulnerabilities and weaknesses
  4. Interpret common techniques of an attacker and determine solutions to counteract an attack
  5. Evaluate technical challenges and risks to external network systems and understand mitigation method

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