Course description

Embark on a journey into the realm of cybersecurity with our comprehensive online course, "Introduction to Cyber Security - Ethical Hacking." In today's interconnected digital landscape, the need for skilled professionals who can safeguard against cyber threats has never been more critical.

The practice of Ethical Hacking involves the meticulous assessment and identification of vulnerabilities within digital systems, akin to the methods employed by malicious hackers. A certified ethical hacker plays a pivotal role in fortifying existing security measures while uncovering potential loopholes that could be exploited by adversaries. It's a profession that demands not only technical prowess but also a commitment to ethical standards. In this course, we delve into the ethical considerations surrounding hacking practices, emphasizing the importance of obtaining consent from clients before initiating any security assessments.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding Ethical Hacking: Gain insight into the world of ethical hacking, exploring its different phases and methodologies. Attack Vectors: Explore various attack vectors utilized by hackers and understand how they can be thwarted through proactive defense mechanisms.
  • Security Infrastructure Analysis: Learn to think like a hacker by comprehending the existing security infrastructure and identifying potential weaknesses.
  • Defense Mechanisms: Discuss and evaluate defense mechanisms to strengthen cybersecurity measures and protect against potential threats.
  • Vulnerability Identification: Acquire skills in identifying system weaknesses and vulnerabilities, essential for preemptive action against potential exploits.
  • Risk Mitigation: Develop strategies to minimize the risk of malicious attacks and safeguard the digital presence of individuals, organizations, or governments.

Course Highlight

  • Ethical Considerations: Emphasizes the importance of ethical hacking practices conducted with the explicit consent of clients.
  • Real-world Applications: Apply theoretical knowledge to practical scenarios, preparing students for real-world cybersecurity challenges.
  • Career Prospects: Understand the potential of ethical hacking as a fulfilling and rewarding career path in today's cybersecurity landscape.

What will i learn?

  • Basics of Cyber Security
  • Security standards and laws governing the security standards
  • Difference between ethical hacking and penetration testing
  • Kali linux and working with it
  • Active and Passive recon
  • Port, Network, and Vulnerability scanning
  • Basics of metasploits


  • Basic understanding of how web works
  • Laptop/Desktop with Kali Linux and active internet connection

Frequently asked question

Ethical Hacking involves assessing digital systems to identify vulnerabilities, similar to malicious hacking practices. However, the key distinction lies in obtaining explicit consent from clients before conducting security assessments. The goal is to fortify security measures rather than exploit weaknesses.

This course provides a comprehensive overview of ethical hacking, covering different phases, attack vectors, and defense mechanisms. Students will gain practical skills to identify system weaknesses, strengthen security, and minimize the risk of malicious attacks—essential knowledge for a successful career in cybersecurity.

Ethical hacking is legal when conducted with the explicit permission of the concerned clients. Professionals typically engage in a contractual agreement that outlines the scope, limitations, and rules for the security assessment. This ensures that ethical hacking is performed responsibly and in adherence to legal and ethical standards.

This course is designed for both beginners and those with a background in IT. It covers foundational concepts and gradually progresses to more advanced topics. While a basic understanding of IT is beneficial, the course is structured to accommodate learners with varying levels of expertise.

Dr. R. Rakesh

Dr. R Rakesh is currently working as Assistant Professor in VIT University. He is a doctorate from College of Engineering Guindy, Chennai. He has done his Masters and Bachelor's degree in Computer Science under Anna University, Chennai. He has 6 years of research experience and nearly 3 years of teaching experience. He has publications in reputed International journals and conferences such as Springer and IEEE indexed by SCI and Scopus. His entire Ph.D program was funded by College of Engineering Guindy, Chennai. His area of research interests includes Cyber Security, Web Security and Machine Learning.





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