As the demand for skilled computer security professionals continues to increase, curricula at colleges and universities must continually evolve to meet current industry needs. Incorporating Metasploit module development into these curricula increases the value of the education received by the graduate and makes them a more attractive candidate to potential employers. The flexibility of the Metasploit framework, especially for targeting mobile device platforms, proves to be a valuable tool in evaluating the security of many different devices. This paper discusses the importance of incorporating Metasploit module development into computing security curricula to better prepare graduates for the constantly changing environment they will encounter. Hands-on lab outline, module development experiences, and related work are also discussed in the paper.
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J. Waggoner, W. Stackpole, and D. Johnson, "A Hands-On Approach to Computing Security Education: Metasploit Module Development," The 20th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE), Philadelphia, PA, 2016. https://cisse.info/resources/archives/category/37-2016
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