CSC300 - Hacker Techniques, Tools and Incident Handling

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Subject Title
Hacker Techniques, Tools and Incident Handling

Subject Description
Students examine and analyze the landscape, key terms and concepts that a security professional needs to know about hackers and computer criminals who break into networks, steal information, and corrupt data.   Students examine how attacks target networks and the methodology they follow.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Cyber Security Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Discuss the evolution of hacking.
2. Determine tools used to analyze TCP/IP and Cryptanalysis.
3. Demonstrate foot printing, scanning and enumerating the environment and the network using appropriate tools.
4. Evaluate wireless vulnerabilities,web applications and cloud technologies
5. Identify current malware and use popular sniffers to determine the basis of session hijacking and denial of service attacks.
6. Demonstrate techniques required to perform a penetration to a computer system.
7. Analyze network security threats that use Social Engineering.
8. Analyze incident response techniques.
9. Implement defensive technologies in sercurity testing.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Mode of Instruction
This course is delivered online. This course may involve the use of digital materials and/or a text, group discussions, interaction with your instructor and online activities.

Prescribed Texts
Title: Hacker Techniques, Tools, and Incident Handling
Author: Sean-Philip Oriyano
Edition: 2nd Ed (2014
ISBN-13: 9781284031713

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Assignments   20%
Online Acttivities  20%
Final Report  20%
Mid-Term Test  10%
Final Test 30%

Approved by: Robin Richardson