Offensive IT Security Tactics: Course Description

I’ll be teaching a special topics course this fall for the University of Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies (SPCS). I’ll update this post once I have the info on how to find/register for the course (it will be wed nights starting in august-dec 2015). I figured I’d just get the info out by providing the course description.


ISYS 398U Offensive IT Security Tactics

This course provides analysts and managers with the competencies necessary to manage and implement offensive IT security programs, through actual use of techniques and tactics used to simulate threat agent activity.  The use of these methodologies to ethically test the efficacy of enterprise security systems and controls is discussed. Penetration testing, adversarial threat simulation, social engineering and IT security assessment topics are explored in detail. The course includes practical exercises culled from real world security assessments.