Hacker Techniques 


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This course is an introduction to hacking tools and incident handling. Areas of instruction include various tools and vulnerabilities of operating systems, software and networks used by hackers to access unauthorized information. This course also addresses incident handling methods used when information security is compromised.

Major Instructional Areas

  • Evolution of computer hacking
  • The role of information security professionals
  • Hacking tools and techniques
  • Vulnerabilities exploited by hackers
  • Incident response
  • Defensive technologies

Course Objectives

  • Explain the history and current state of hacking and penetration testing, including ethical and legal implications.
  • Describe cryptology.
  • Identify common information gathering tools and techniques.
  • Analyze system vulnerabilities exploited by hackers.
  • Perform web and database attacks.
  • Remove trojans, backdoors, and malware from infected systems.
  • Perform network traffic analysis and sniffing by using appropriate tools.
  • Analyze wireless network vulnerabilities exploited by hackers.
  • Perform incident handling by using appropriate methods.
  • Compare and contrast defensive technologies.

 Instructor Benefits

A Fully Customizable Course Solution
With content built around leading course descriptions and objectives organized by lesson, instructors can use Navigate Information Systems Security & Assurance as part of an on-ground, online, or hybrid course that requires little to no start-up time.
Robust Reporting and Grading Functionality
Our instructor technology was designed to simplify time-consuming tasks associated with teaching, so that you are free to focus your time on developing objectives, researching new topics, and other important activities.
More Labs. More Format Choices.
Labs are offered in three different formats: paper-based labs are offered for classroom or online self-study; video demo labs conducted by a video instructor who performs each hands-on lab with narration; and innovative hands-on Virtual Security Cloud Labs that work with your learning management system to deliver customizable online learning and training.

 Student Benefits

Be Prepared for the Workplace
Virtual scenarios will provide a fully immersive mock IT infrastructure enabling students to test their skills with realistic security scenarios; scenarios they will encounter in their future careers. By problem solving and trouble-shooting, your students will master key concepts in information security.
Learn By Doing with Interactive Activities
Students will learn by interacting with online activities such as matching exercises, multiple choice questions, and drag and drop activities. By adding a dynamic layer to exercises, students will gain a deeper understanding of key concepts.
Access Labs Anywhere, Anytime
Virtual Security Cloud Labs provide students with instant, unscheduled access to 65 virtual labs from a fully hosted environment. Allow your students to practice "white hat" hacking on an actual IT infrastructure.

 Downloads & Resources

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ISSA Series Flyer (PDF, 2.2 MB)

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Hacker Techniques, Tools, and Incident Handling

ISBN-13: 978-0-7637-9183-4
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Textbook with Lab Manual

Hacker Techniques, Tools, and Incident Handling with Lab Manual

ISBN-13: 978-1-4496-3887-0
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