Double Degree in International Computer Engineering and Management of Business and Technology

Networking and IT Security

This subject trains the student in the world of ICT Security through the `Ethical Hacking´. It is a practical subject that is developed in the Networking Laboratories.
Type Subject
Tercer - Obligatoria

Titular Professors

Previous Knowledge

Local Area Networks.
It is recommended that the student have studied or is studying the subjects `Networking Laboratory´ or `Operating System Administration´


The objectives of this subject is that the students:

- Know well the concepts of network security, the existing threats, the necessary solutions and their deployment.
- Know and apply the techniques to secure networks and systems.
- Have the capacity to do security auditories (Ethical hacking)
- Know the laws related to ICT security and know how to act in consequence.


0- Introduction
1- Basic Scenarios
2- Cryptography
3- Password Cracking
4- Basic Network Attacks
5- Footprinting
6- Host Scanning
7- OS and Applications Fingerprinting
8- Vulnerabilities detection
9- Penetration testing
10- Firewalls
11- Hacking WiFi
12- Web Hacking


This subject consists in theoretical-practical sessions done in the laboratory. Likewise, the student shall carry out several practices and works along the course.

All the practices are done inside a controlled testing environment called `LOST Project´ that permits the student do all kind of proves, testing and attacks without any kind of legal risk of prejudicing any real system.


Evaluation activities which are used in the course are.

- Assessments
- Tests and exercises at class
- Reports or laboratory exercises
- Development and submission of personal or group practices

Evaluation Criteria

The evaluation of the subject is from:

- Tests and exercises at class -> Class / laboratory attendance (10%)
- Reports or laboratory exercises -> Practices in laboratory (20%)
- Development and submission of personal or group practices:
- Individual or group works (45%)
- Class presentations (10%)
- Assessments (15%)

Basic Bibliography

Subject's notes and practices