Undergraduate Admission
    Graduate Admission

    Vulnerability Analysis & Control, IT 443

    About this Course:
    This course addresses hands-on ethical hacking, penetration testing, detection of malicious probes and their prevention. It provides students with in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of the vulnerabilities of networks of computers including the networks themselves, operating systems and important applications. Integrated with the lectures are laboratories focusing on the use of open source and freeware tools; students will learn in a closed environment to probe, penetrate and hack other networks. It is recommended, but not required, that students also take IT-S 448 prior to or in parallel with this course.

    Currently Scheduled

    Course Features

    Starting with the autumn 2009 semester the mechanics of this course will be different than implied in the IIT literature. Participants will be able, if they choose, to take this course and do the hands-on labs remotely. With the exception of the first class and possibly two other classes, all work will be able do be done remotely over the Internet. Participants will be able to attend both lectures and labs remotely. Participants can attend the live lecture or the online lecture or both. Labs can usually be done either in the ForSec Lab or remotely, there will be two cases where the labs must be done in the ForSec Lab at IIT's Rice campus

    IT-O 440 Network Certification Training or equivalent experience.

    Course Outline:
    Networks and vulnerabilities
    Wireless networks and vulnerabilities
    Operating system and vulnerabilities
    Virtual machines and vulnerabilities
    Database, Email and Web vulnerabilities
    Footprinting, port scanning, sniffing and enumeration
    Exploits and Penetration testing and tools
    Scripting and shell coding
    Passive and active analysis
    Exploiting vulnerabilities 1
    Exploiting vulnerabilities 2
    Mitigating vulnerabilities 1
    Mitigating vulnerabilities 2
    Malware Analysis


    William Lidinsky