Hack Lab

Hack Lab
Hack Lab


Cybercrime poses serious economic and security threats to individuals, businesses, and governments. Cyberattacks have continued to increase in quantity as well as sophistication. In this course you will develop a solid understanding of the most common types of attacks used in cybercrime and cyberwarfare. Each session will begin with a lecture covering the basics of an area of technology and how that technology has been misused in the past. You will then have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on lab, where with the guidance of the instructor and assistants, you will learn and practice various techniques and tools to practice hacking into insecure systems. By learning about some of the most popular hacking techniques, you will develop an understanding of how to prevent them.

What you will learn

  • The basics of cyber offense and defense
  • Hands-on practice on the most popular hacking techniques
  • How to apply knowledge of hacking methods to cyber security


No computer science background is required

Topics include

  • An insider perspective on cyber security
  • The most common cyber attacks
  • Hacking tools and techniques
  • The importance of cyber security

Note on Course Availability

The course schedule is displayed for planning purposes – courses can be modified, changed, or cancelled. Course availability will be considered finalized on the first day of open enrollment. For quarterly enrollment dates, please refer to our graduate education section.

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