Secure System Setup, Administration &
20 hours over 10 weeks (1 two-hour meeting per week)
CERT approved methodology for secure system setup and
Introduction to penetration testing. Overview of malware, social
engineering, and other attack modes. Particiants will set up
systems, secure them, and try to penetrate them.
Practical experience with setting up systems and securing services "in
the real world". Core of the course consists in administering
systems (5 weeks) and trying to exploit system vulnerabilities of
systems set up by other teams.
Course Learning Objective:
CERT guidelines for system setup. MS guidelines for system
setup. Overview of malware, social engineering and other attack
modes. Overview of intrusion detection systems. 50% time is spent
as lab time.
Lecture (50%), Guided lab experience (20%), Practical administration
Method of Instruction:
Final Exam, lab evaluation including team feed-back.
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