Coventry University program

Ethical Hacking

Discover how to assess, exploit and address weaknesses in the security of remote connected systems.

This program is part of the MSc Cyber Security degree offered by Coventry University

Understand the key concepts and methodology of penetration testing

Cyber security is widely recognised as a crucial aspect of company success in the modern world. Many forward-thinking companies now seek to strengthen their systems by employing specialists to attack them and identify weaknesses.

As such, ethical hacking – or penetration testing – continues to grow as a field of specialism within computing.

This program covers the latest techniques of penetration testing and provides practical experience in selecting and applying suitable tools and techniques, as well as assessing vulnerabilities and advising on how to secure cyber systems.

Courses

5 courses

Delivered by expert academics

Coventry secured a gold rating in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is the University of the Year for Student Experience 2019 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

Please note that the staff described in the 'Who will you learn with?' section below may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Christo Panchev

Christo Panchev

Dr. Christo Panchev is a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security at Coventry University with more than 20 years experience in industry and higher education, research and teaching in A.I. and Cyber Security.

Daniel Goldsmith

Daniel Goldsmith

Dr Dan Goldsmith is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Coding at Coventry University.
He teaches on the Ethical Hacking course, and his interests include Reverse Engineering, PenTesting and the IOT.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this program, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the legality and scope of ethical hacking and critically evaluate the legal and ethical issues relating to examples of this technique
  • Evaluate and justify a suitable methodology and tools for penetration testing of a system
  • Conduct an ethically-based system penetration test using an appropriate methodology to explore weaknesses in a system
  • Evaluate and report a penetration test of a system to a professional standard, recommending and specifying suitable countermeasures

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