Module Title:Scripting for Cybersecurity
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
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 tasks such as network traffic manipulation and Web application and network infrastructure fingerprinting.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Applying programming concepts to automate cybersecurity tasks.
LO2 Utilise programming language and libraries for network traffic manipulation
LO3 Utilise programming language features and libraries for Web application and network infrastructure fingerprinting and reconnaissance
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
Scripting Essentials
Environment processing, Argument processing, Piping, teeing, globbing, and process control, Interacting with daemon processes.
Interacting with running OS processes and tasks:
Sending input data to running processes, Capturing output from running processes
Analysis of output data:
Understanding scripting data structures, I/O: files, streams, and databases.
Applying DRY principles to scripting:
functions, modules, and packages, Log processing, fingerprinting and reconnaissance.
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Project on content up to week 5 1,2 30.00 Week 5
Project Project on content up to week 8 1,2,3 30.00 Week 8
Project Project on content up to week 12 1,2,3 40.00 Week 13
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
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Laboratories 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Independent Learning Time 15 Weeks per Stage 11.87
Total Hours 250.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCCYB_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Cyber Crime and IT Security 3 Mandatory
CW_KCCYB_D Bachelor of Science in Cybercrime and IT Security 3 Mandatory