Learners will team up with industry experts to learn “ethical hacking” skills in the classroom. Through a series of practical activities, learners will perform an ethical hack of a (fictional) airline company: Alba Airways.
The activities get learners hands-on with real security tools and techniques. Industry experts will work alongside experienced classroom teachers to deliver an engaging and interactive learning experience. These activities will allow industry technologists to share their skills and work experiences with Scotland’s next generation of cyber security specialists.
The resources will be aimed at supporting teachers working towards the Ethical Hacking practical assessment as part of the National Progression Award in Cyber Security. They will be appropriate for those studying at SCQF Level 5. It is expected these activities can be delivered over four school periods (around 160 mins).
This lesson plan shows the structure of the lesson, and hints and tips for delivering the activities
This of the virtual machine image is pre-installed with all the tools and environments required to complete the activities. – Download VM image (4Gb) [updated Jan 28 2020]
The image is an Open Virtualization Format (OVA) file. This can be used with any hypervisor software (for example VirtualBox). Add the OVA file to VirtualBox by double-clicking it – here is a more detailed guide if you need it.
To log in to the virtual machine use the username: “root” and password: “toor”