SEC 420 COMPLETE WEEK DISCUSSIONS PACK STRAYER

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SEC 420 COMPLETE WEEK DISCUSSIONS PACK STRAYER

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SEC 420 Complete Week Discussions Pack-Strayer

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SEC 420 Week 1 DQ Latest-Strayer

“Ethical Hacking” Select one of the following and discuss in no less than three paragraphs, and have at least one response to another student of at least one paragraph:

  • Suppose a coworker approaches you and asks what an ethical hacker does. She does not understand the role that an ethical hacker plays in the security industry and assumes that such a hacker intentionally causes damage. Explain to your hypothetical coworker what an ethical hacker is and the fundamental manner in which such a hacker differs from a black hat hacker. Justify your response with an example of each type of hacker, and indicate the role each hacker plays in your given example.
  • Explain the main differences between white hat and grey hat hackers. Provide a brief example of a grey hat hacker. Describe the role that you believe grey hat hackers play in the security industry, and indicate whether or not you believe grey hat hacking is equivalent to ethical hacking. Provide a rationale for your response.
  • Any current topic or article related to penetration techniques.
  • The instructor insight.

SEC 420 Week 2 DQ Latest-Strayer

“Scanning for Exploits” Select one of the following and discuss in no less than three paragraphs, and have at least one response to another student of at least one paragraph:

  • Suppose you work as a security analyst and during a weekly meeting your supervisor asks for your opinion about the ways in which the department could best identify vulnerabilities that a hacker could potentially exploit on a network. Analyze the potential security concerns, and identify what you believe to be the greatest concerns in terms of vulnerabilities. Describe the method(s) you would use to identify the related exploit(s). Explain your desired method(s) to perform this vulnerability analysis.
  • Suggest the tool(s) that you would use to perform all or a portion of the analysis mentioned in Part 1 of this discussion. Justify the manner in which such tools could assist with these efforts.
  • Any current topic or article related to penetration techniques.
  • The instructor insight.

SEC 420 Week 3 DQ Latest-Strayer

“Viruses and Antivirus Utilities” Select one of the following and discuss in no less than three paragraphs, and have at least one response to another student of at least one paragraph:

  • Go to the web, research new worms or viruses. Analyze the primary manner in which one particular virus or worm was successful. Summarize the one way in which the virus or worm avoided defense mechanisms. Suggest at least two ways in which the infected parties could have protected themselves from the threat.
  • Identify the antivirus software that you currently use or would prefer to use in order to protect your organization or personal system(s). Indicate the key features that this application utilizes to assist in preventing infection from viruses and worms. Provide a rationale for your chosen antivirus software.
  • Any current topic or article related to penetration techniques.
  • The instructor insight.

SEC 420 Week 4 DQ Latest-Strayer

“What If?”  Select one of the following and discuss in no less than three paragraphs, and have at least one response to another student of at least one paragraph:

  • Review the “What if” case in Chapter 4 from the Book: Attack Phases.  Discuss the ethical concerns of Doug’s actions.  What might the ramifications or consequences of his actions be?  Why?
  • If you were Doug in the case above, what would you do to practice the new skills, and why?
  • Any current topic or article related to penetration techniques.
  • The instructor insight.

SEC 420 Week 5 DQ Latest-Strayer

“What If?” Select one of the following and discuss in no less than three paragraphs, and have at least one response to another student of at least one paragraph:

  • Review the “What if” case in Chapter 5 from Attack Phases. Discuss the ethical and legal concerns of Brian’s actions. What might the ramifications or consequences of his actions be? Why?
  • Discuss the ethics of revenge and its relationship to ethical hacking. Is revenge ever justified in situations where one may have issues with bosses and/or co-workers? Explain your rationale.
  • Any current topic or article related to penetration techniques.
  • The instructor insight.

SEC 420 Week 6 DQ Latest-Strayer

“Internet Security” Select one of the following and discuss in no less than three paragraphs, and have at least one response to another student of at least one paragraph:

  • Review the source below.  Pay particular attention to the viruses and worms mentioned and the details surrounding its attack. Provide a brief summary, and discuss your thoughts on the severity of the threat, and how you would have dealt with the problem.
  • Any current topic or article related to penetration techniques.
  • The instructor insight.

SEC 420 Week 7 DQ Latest-Strayer

“System Upgrade” Select one of the following and discuss in no less than three paragraphs, and have at least one response to another student of at least one paragraph:

  • Imagine a scenario where Jane, an administrative employee of a company, receives a call from James, the company’s security administrator. He announces that he is calling everyone to inform them about this coming weekend’s upgrade to the accounting system. James adds that he does not need anyone’s password to the system, which Jane believes is a secure option. Instead, James will provide a batch file to complete the update. As an outsider looking into this scenario, explain the social engineering concerns that Jane should consider. Include the major signs that would indicate James’s request is either a valid one or one that represents a potential attack on Jane’s system.
  • Suggest one strategy that a security department could use in order to raise awareness of social engineering concerns in an organization. Describe an original scenario similar to the one in the first portion of this question that brings to light a social engineering attack or concern and the manner in which the user(s) should react to such an attack.
  • Any current topic or article related to penetration techniques.
  • The instructor insight.

SEC 420 Week 8 DQ Latest-Strayer

“Phishing” Select one of the following and discuss in no less than three paragraphs, and have at least one response to another student of at least one paragraph:

  • Research phishing schemes on the web. Find a recent scheme and summarize and discuss why it may have been successful. What are the red flags that one should look out for to avoid becoming a victim, and what should one do if one encounters such schemes?
  • As a security manager what actions might you take to assure your company does not fall victim to phishing? Include any training or simulation/white hat hacking you might consider.
  • Any current topic or article related to penetration techniques.
  • The instructor insight.

SEC 420 Week 9 DQ Latest-Strayer

“What If?” Select one of the following and discuss in no less than three paragraphs, and have at least one response to another student of at least one paragraph:

  • Consider the “what if” case in Chapter 6 of Threats and Defense Mechanisms. Why was the Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack successful? What could have been done to protect one’s company from the attack?
  • Discuss any DDOS countermeasure, and why you would employ it.
  • Any current topic or article related to penetration techniques.
  • The instructor insight.

SEC 420 Week 10 DQ Latest-Strayer

“Buffer Overflow” Select one of the following and discuss in no less than three paragraphs, and have at least one response to another student of at least one paragraph:

  • Explain one of the challenges that a hacker faces when attempting to cause a segmentation fault by overflowing a buffer. Further, discuss the main ways in which an attacker can avoid detection of No Operations (NOPs) by an intrusion detection system, and examine the primary reasons why avoiding such detection is beneficial for executing the attack.
  • Any current topic or article related to penetration techniques.
  • The instructor insight.

SEC 420 Week 11 DQ Latest-Strayer

“Security in the Future” Discuss in no less than three paragraphs, and have at least one response to another student of at least one paragraph:

  • Based on what you’ve learned in this course, give your opinion on the current state of the security industry. Take a position on whether you believe that hackers or security personnel have the greater advantage in the real world. Provide a rationale for your response.

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