IT 239   Ethical Hacking* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : (IT 145 or IT 150) and IT 230.

This course introduces students to common computer vulnerabilities as well as exploits and techniques used by hackers. Students will develop countermeasures to mitigate attacks and strengthen system security. Topics covered include vulnerability scanning, social engineering, denial of service attacks, intrusion detection, buffer overflow and penetration testing. 2 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. lab and 1 hr. open lab/wk.