Ethical Computer Hacking (COMP30720)
Credits 5 Subject Computer Science
Level 3 School Computer Science
Semester   Information Spring Module Coordinator Dr Mark Scanlon

Applications continue to be leveraged as a means of attack into organisations and even individual stakeholders. As an asset to organisations it is fundamental that a mature application security program is in place to protect against threats. In this module, students will gain an deep understanding of application security from threats to the vulnerabilities that open up an application to threats, how a vulnerability can be leveraged to perform an exploit and finally countermeasures in preventing or safeguarding against threats to mitigate risk. Students will be faced with a number of real world challenges while remaining inside an ethical sphere.

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