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Before choosing course

The main activity of the course is a project where students independently attack a corporate computer network with the aim of exfiltrating specific information. The network is rigged by the course responsibles in a virtual environment. Tools for network and vulnerability scanning, platforms for exploit development, command and control, password cr acking, etc. are presented during the course, but students are free to employ methods and tools of their own choice. The course is a continuation of EP274U Ethical Hacking I by offering new challenges in the same cyber environment.

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* Retrieved from Course syllabus EP275U (Autumn 2020–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course has no new course content.  It gives new challenges within the scope of the same cyber environment as EP274U Ethical Hacking I.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to
•    perform reconnaissance, identifying and selecting targets for attack, e.g. by means of network scanning
•    identify vulnerabilities in network equipment and applications
•    customize exploits for software vulnerabilities
•    communicate and execute exploits on vulnerable systems
•    install and use remote access trojans for remote system control
•    identify password files and extract passwords
•    exfiltrate data
•    implement solutions to strengthen the information security of computer networks
•    give an account of Swedish legislation applicable in the area in order to be able to evaluate the information security in computer networks by having extensive knowledge of the assailant's possibilities practically.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed course in ethical hacking equivalent EP274U Ethical Hacking I.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F

Examination

  • PRO1 - Project assignment, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Course web EP275U

Offered by

EECS/Computer Science

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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