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This unit introduces you to the practical approaches taken in Red Teaming – simulating aggressors in a cyber security penetration testing environment. The unit will be practical task focused and allow you to explore the penetration testing process from inception to completion with a focus on three key areas: Legal and Ethical considerations; conducting penetration testing; and reporting findings. This unit builds on concepts of learning through practice in Year 1 of study by introducing you to more complex learning experiences. You will be introduced to: - discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations. This will include authentic and purposeful, industry-related experiences - concepts of managing effective relationships and communicating with others - the development and use of adaptive leadership skills and how these skills relate to innovative and entrepreneurial practice - the nature of responsible, accountable and reflective workplace skills, and creative and critical thinking relevant to para-professional practice. You will exercise self-awareness, initiative and judgement to manage yourself and professional relationships effectively. The application of tacit knowledge and capabilities will be reflected in a Practice Manual
|Unit name||Offensive Cyber Security and Penetration Testing|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
|Discipline||Applied Design, Science and Technology|
|Coordinator||Mr Lachlan Hardy|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- 1. Analyse the legal and ethical aspects of offensive cyber security
- 2. Apply the basic steps of penetration testing
- 3. Communicate information from a penetration testing process
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:ZAT205
Two hour tutorials weeks 1 - 3 and 5 – 9 and 10 - 12
|Assessment||AT1: Penetration Testing Agreement (20%)|AT2: Report: Testing in SImulated Environments (35%)|AT3: Debrief and Report (45%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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