|EEL 5807 Summer B 2015 - Advanced Ethical Hacking (ECE)|
Francisco Ortega, Ph.D.
University Park, ECS 263.
Office hours:See main web site
Web Site: cis.fiu.edu/~forte007
Web Site: FranciscoRaulOrtega.Com
Lecture time: M-W 17:00-19:15
Final Exam Date: Last day of class: July 29th
Location: EC 2830
The main textbook: Computer Security and Penetration Testing by Basta, Basta, and Brown. (Second Edition)
Additional text books include (in order of use)
The class objective is to teach hacking techniques for the purpose of understanding what is possible and how to
be aware of possible attacks. This class will also cover some aspects of cryptography but it is not full
The class will try to cover various topics depending on time availability and instructor's discretion.
The student is expected to have an understanding of computing and basic programming concepts. I recommend that you have a computer that is running Windows and Linux. You can also use a MacOSX.
It is important that you read ahead. This is even more important when you are taking a summer class that last 8 weeks. You are expected to be mature student at this point. The instructor is here to help. Please let me know if you have any questions.
NOTE: The topics learned in this class are designed to teach you how people may break into a system or how to work with cryptography. However, you must work in a safe environment to avoid any legal complications. Furthermore, the use of some of this techniques may be illegal under US Federal Law or other countries' legal system. Be responsible. Unless you have the legal approval of the goverment, you should not performed any of these techniques, as it not only may land you in Jail but they maybe socially unaceptable.
Finally, it is always easier to create chaos or destroy (hack into a system) than to build. The beutiful art of building something new will always take more time, more brain power, and will yield higher satisfaction.
If you have any disability make sure you let me know with time to make any accommodation. Also, please make sure you check the FIU Disability Center web site at : http://drc.fiu.edu I will be more than happy to accommodate any part of this class, based on the recommendation of DRC.
Incomplete grades are not a way to get more time to finish the course because of course load or to “repeat” the course. I will be very strict when it comes to giving incomplete. In most cases, I will not issue an incomplete. I will only approved the Incomplete if the conditions explained below are met:
The conditions that must be met, in addition with FIU Incomplete Grade Policy are: the student must have a passing grade at the moment that it request the “I” grade; The incomplete will be only issue if is due to a documented event that prevents the student from continuing the semester. The student must finished within 2 semester. I will use my discretion to give incompletes.
How to do well in this class (applies to all classes)
The following items are what I found during my studies to help me. Maybe some will help you