Module Title:Automating Security Practice
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: As well as traditional lectures learners will undertake various laboratory exercises. Learners will be expected to actively participate in class and work throughout each scheduled lab session to accomplish assigned tasks.
Module Aim: To provide learners with a theoretical knowledge and the practical skills to automate cybersecurity testing and attack automation techniques.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Implementation of programming libraries for cybersecurity assessment and task automation.
LO2 Apply and analyse web application attack vectors and exploitation frameworks.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Indicative Content
Web application mapping, Brute-Forcing directories and file locations, Brute-Forcing web application authentication, Extending burp proxy functionality, Fuzzing techniques, Web Spidering, Web Scraping, Metadata analysis, Automating Nmap scans, HTTP header manipulation and investigation, Automating vulnerability detection
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Project on content up to week 11 1,2 40.00 n/a
Project Project on content up to week 8. 1,2 30.00 n/a
Project Project on content up to week 5. 1 30.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratories 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.13
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCCYB_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Cyber Crime and IT Security 5 Mandatory
CW_KCCYB_D Bachelor of Science in Cybercrime and IT Security 5 Mandatory