Are You a Certified Ethical Hacker?

Are You a Certified Ethical Hacker?

To beat a hacker, you need to think like one!

A couple of years ago, there was a lot of talk about hacking, not only people but companies also were scared of hackers. It was believed; “Once a hacker, always a hacker.” Fast forward the story, and now it seems that the masses have changed their mind about hackers.

With the immense extent of technology that our world runs on, the best way to protect ourselves from the hacking is to think like the bad guys.

To succeed today, security professionals have to think just like them—and this is where we benefit from ethical hackers. By working along with our security teams, they can offer penetration testing so we can determine how to attack our adversaries relentlessly. Technology isn’t going to stop, but we CAN stop the adversaries by becoming an ethical hacker.
[success]An ethical hacker is a computer and network expert who attacks a security system on behalf of its owners, seeking vulnerabilities that a malicious hacker could exploit.[/success]

But wait! How can a hacker be ethical? The term “ethical hacker” has received criticism at times from people who say that there is no such thing as an “ethical” hacker. Hacking is hacking, no matter how you look at it and those who do the hacking are commonly referred to as computer criminals.

It turns out that many companies hire these experts to purposefully hack systems in order to pinpoint problems in security measures before their less-ethical counterparts get the chance. However, the work that ethical hackers do for organizations has helped improve system security and can be said to be quite successful.

[blockquote cite=””] You can even become a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), a professional who’s tasked with network policy creation, intrusion detection and virus creation. This certification is provided by the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council).

The Certified Ethical Hacker class will immerse the students into a hands-on environment where they will be shown how to conduct ethical hacking. They will be exposed to an entirely different way of achieving optimal information security posture in their organization; by hacking it! They will scan, test, hack and secure their own systems. To master the hacking technologies, you will need to become one.

People and professional from ICT industry elaborates on ethical hacking as a rapidly growing career option. It was mentioned in ‘Times of India’ that India will require at least 77,000 ethical hackers every year whereas they are producing only 15,000 in a year, currently. Hence, Ethical hacking is growing at a tremendous pace and offers a plethora of lucrative job opportunities not only in India but all over the world.

I would like to give message to all the hackers out there; ‘If you have a talent then you should not have to hide it under a rock because some people practice the art for malicious or fraudulent reasons. Make yourself ready and get some certification, adopt it as a career and let your talent serve you in a better way.

Kanwal Ayub

Kanwal Ayub is a 23rd March Aries | Technology Blogger | Radio Jockey | Avid Photographer | Terrible Singer =P | Pure Punjabi | Kattar Sunni | & a Traveler.
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