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Intermediate Level

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Injection Web App Attacks and Their Defenses

In this module we will learn how to hack web app with command injection vulnerability with only four characters malicious string. We will learn how to hack web app with database backend with SQL injection vulnerability and potentially show the list of passwords by injecting string to overwrite SQL query. We will learn how to perform code review to spot the key statements/their patterns that expose the programs for such injection attacks and learn how to patch them. We will learn how to apply security design pattern to defend injection attacks and enhance web security. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 34 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Command Injection11m
Review Code to Detect Pattern to Defend Command Injection12m
Apply Security Design Pattern to Defend Command Injection Attack6m
Reading2 readings
OWASP Command Injection30m
Detecting Command Injection30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Exam 3.1. Assessing Injection Web App Attacks and Their Defenses30m
Week
2
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Hack SQL Databases and Patch Web Apps with SQL Injection Vulnerabilities

In this module we will learn how to hack web app with database backend with SQL injection vulnerability and potentially show the list of passwords by injecting string to overwrite SQL query.We will learn how to perform code review to spot the key statements/their patterns that expose the programs for such injection attacks and learn how to patch them. We will learn the eight-step hacker methodology for exploit systems. For the escalating privilege techniques, we show how to leverage command injection vulnerability to search file systems and deposit/hide Trojans for future exploit. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 54 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Patching Web App with SQL Injection Vulnerability5m
Hacking Methodology9m
Demystify New OS/PL Will Not Have Injection Vulnerabilities8m
Escalate Privileges via Deploying Trojan10m
Escalate Privileges by Bringing in Sophisticated Trojan8m
Reading5 readings
SQL Injection30m
SQL Injection Prevention Cheat Sheet30m
Red Teaming: The Art of Ethical Hacking30m
Understanding Privilege Escalation30m
National Vulnerability Database Entry30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Exam 3.2. Assessing SQL Injection and Hacking Methodology30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Memory Attacks and Defenses

In this module, we learn about the typical protection mechanism provided by the modern OS to prevent process from accessing other pages data belong different process. We will also learn buffer overflow attacks and their common defenses....
Reading
4 videos (Total 51 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Variables Allocation in Virtual Memory Layout5m
Buffer Overflow14m
Buffer Overflow Defense15m
Reading2 readings
OWASP Memory Leaks30m
OWASP Buffer Overflow Attacks30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Exam 3.3. Assessing Buffer Overflow Attacks and Defenses30m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Penetration Testing

In this module we will learn how to perform Vulnerability Scanning with Nessus tool, learn to perform penetration testing using tools included in Kali Linux distribution and to use Metasploit Framework to take control a vulnerable machine, deploy keylogger, run remote shell and remote VNC injection. We will also learn how to clone an AWS P2.xlarge GPU instance from a Ubuntu image with hashcat software to crack passwords....
Reading
6 videos (Total 37 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Vulnerability and WannaCry Ransomware7m
Penetration Testing with Kali Linux6m
Metasploit Framework10m
Keylogging3m
Remote VNC Server Injection1m
Reading3 readings
Nessus Training30m
Kali Linux & Documentation30m
Metasploit Resources30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Exam 3.4. Assessing the Scanning and Penetration Testing Skills22m

Instructor

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Edward Chow

Professor
Computer Science

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About the Fundamentals of Computer Network Security Specialization

This specialization in intended for IT professionals, computer programmers, managers, IT security professionals who like to move up ladder, who are seeking to develop network system security skills. Through four courses, we will cover the Design and Analyze Secure Networked Systems, Develop Secure Programs with Basic Cryptography and Crypto API, Hacking and Patching Web Applications, Perform Penetration Testing, and Secure Networked Systems with Firewall and IDS, which will prepare you to perform tasks as Cyber Security Engineer, IT Security Analyst, and Cyber Security Analyst. The learning outcomes of this specialization include: you should be able to create public/private keys, certificate requests, install/sign/verify them for web server and client authentication, secure emails, and code signing. you should be able to write secure web apps with Crypto API to implement the confidentiality, integrity, and availability basic security services. you should be able to hack web applications with vulnerabilities and patch them. you should be able to apply penetration testing tool to exploit vulnerable systems. you should be able to crack passwords given the hashes in password file using AWS P2 GPU. you should be able to configure firewall and IDS for secure network systems you should be able to specify effective security policies and implement efficient enforcement procedures by applying security design principles for securing network systems....
Fundamentals of Computer Network Security

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