Ethical Hacking 101
Ethical hacking can be performed and is not fiction. It actually can be performed to help individuals as well as organizations identify vulnerabilities within their computer systems. White hats are known as the good guys that can work with a variety of tools to assist in a number of ways to thwart a hacking incident. Many companies utilize ethical hacking services or white hats to keep their systems and information as secure as possible.
This class will introduce the topic of ethical hacking as well as use a variety of tools so that students will have a working knowledge of the tools that hackers actually use. As well, it will allow them to identify the methods that hackers use to break into computer systems.
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of computer systems.
Everyone has seen at least one episode of CSI, right? Can you differentiate the parts which are scientifically accurate and which are media hype? In this course, we will examine several areas of practice that are associated with forensic science such as the roles of a medical examiner, crime laboratory analyst, crime scene examiner, and forensic engineer. Forensic science also requires academic assistance (psychology, social science, and statistics) as well as technical assistance (computer analyst, polygraph, and composite drawing). These areas of practice require substantial knowledge regarding how to manage and perform scientific investigations. Activities will include laboratory research and analysis.
Tentative: This course is designed to investigate scientific problem solving, reasoning techniques, teamwork, and technical applications as well as engineering concepts through the design and build of an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) designed by SeaPerch. Building a SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that encourages students to explore naval architecture and marine/ocean engineering principles. As part of the course activity, all students will develop a problem and determine solutions by the end of the course using skills learned throughout the program.
Science can be quite frustrating at times because there are some things in nature that science simply cannot explain. In this class we will use a hands-on approach to observe, investigate, and explain various concepts of the natural world. Some of the topics we will explore include: motion, force, rotation, equilibrium, energy, momentum, electricity, magnetism, and light. We will also discuss the impact of ideas and discoveries of Galileo, Newton, Kepler, Joule, Ohm, Clark, and Einstein.