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Hacking Software - Attacker Techniques Exposed

The true threat: insiders and outsiders. This 72 hour class begins with examples of security breaches, then move to current day exploits and vulnerabilities of real application code. The case studies will illustrate the broad range of threats that organizations face from both external actors as well as insiders. For each attack scenario, we will go through the underlying flaws, exploits, vulnerabilities and consequences.

Class Fee: $3,990
Time: 72 hrs
Learning Level: Entry
Contact Hours: 37 hr Lecture 35 hr labs
Prerequisites: Understanding of TCP/IP Protocols
Credits: 72 CPE / 3 CEU
Method of Delivery: Residential (100% face-to-face) or Hybrid
Instructor: TBD
Method of Evaluation: 95 % attendance 2. 100 % completion of Lab
Grading: Pass = Attendance+ labs & quizzes Fail > 95% Attendance

Sample Job Titles:
IA Operational Engineer
IA Security Officer
IS Analyst/Administrator
IS Manager/ IS Specialist
IS Security Engineer
IS Systems Security Manager
Platform Specialist/ Security Administrator
Security Analyst/ Security Control Assessor


Text Materials:  SU Class handbook, lab, SU resource CD’s and attack handouts.

This 72 hour accelerated class is taught using face to face modality or hybrid modality. Class includes 72 hours of contact studies, labs, reading assignments and final exam - passing the final exam is a requirement for graduation.

Who Should Attend Information Security and IT managers; Information Assurance Programmers; Information Security Analysts and Consultants; Internal Auditors and Audit Consultants; QA Specialists, Systems Security Architecture - Designs and develops system concepts and works on the capabilities phases of the systems development lifecycle. Translates technology and environmental conditions (e.g., laws, regulations, best practices) into system and security designs and processes.
Machines a Dual Core 4M Ram, 350 Gig drives, running MS OS, linux, and VMWare Workstation

Tools for class -Whois, Google Hacking, Nslookup , Sam Spade, Traceroute  , NMap , HTTrack , Superscan , Nessus, PSTool, Nbtstat, Solarwinds ,Netcat , John the ripper , Nikto/Wikto ,Web Scarab , HTTP Tunnel (hts.exe) , LCP   ,Cain and Abel, Ettercap system hacking ,John the Ripper Wireshark  sniffers, TCP dump, D sniff , tcpdump, Metasploit, ISS exploit, web app,Core Impact , Snort , Infostego, Etherape ,Firefox with plugins (Hackbar, XSSme...) ,, ebgoat, Web Inspect, Ida Pro, Helix, Wget, Cyrpto tool, 'Curl'

KU Outcomes

Learning Objectives



Grades - All students must ordinarily take all quizzes, labs, final exam, and submit the class practical in order to be eligible for a Q/ISP, Q/IAP, Q/SSE, or Q/WP credential unless granted an exception in writing by the President. Know that Q/ISP classes draws quite the spectrum of students, including "those less comfortable," "those more comfortable," and those somewhere in between. However, what ultimately matters in this course is not so much where you end up relative to your classmates but where you end up relative to yourself in on Friday of class. The course is graded as a pass or fail solely on your attendance and participation. Those less comfortable and somewhere in between are not at a disadvantage vis-à-vis those more comfortable. Escalating labs help you prepare for real world scenarios. Each labs escalates upon itself, increasing in intensity, rising to the next level, while your mitigating the threat step by step

Books - No books are required for this course. However, you may want to supplement your preparation for or review of some lectures with self-assigned readings relevant to those lectures' content from either of the books below. The first is intended for those inexperienced in (or less comfortable with the idea of) hacking. The second is intended for those experienced in (or more comfortable with the idea of) hacking. Both are available at sites like Both are avail at the SU Hacker Library. Realize that free, if not superior, resources can be found on the SU website.

Those Less Comfortable - Hacking for Dummies, Kevin Beaver - Publication Date: January 29, 2013 | ISBN-10: 1118380932 | Edition: 4

For Those More Comfortable The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing: Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Made Easy by
Patrick Ngebretson (Jun 24, 2013)

The book below is recommended for those interested in understanding how their own computers work for personal edification