The Growing Demand For Ethical Hackers
What is Ethical Hacking?
Ethical Hacking, also known as Internet Security, is very different from traditional security.
While traditional security is based on catching criminals, internet security has ethical hackers who try to hack into a company/organization before an 'attack' so that they can detect any weak links.
What is the Job of an Ethical Hacker?
Ethical hackers are hired by companies to hack their own respective companies and be able to identify any loopholes where an ill-intentioned hacker could create damage so that the company can buff its security and cover the cracks.
They use their creativity and skills to make the internet world of a company a foolproof and safe place for both owners and the clients. These 'Cyber Cops' prevent cyber crimes and protect the cyber space.
Analyzing, understanding, using and abusing systems are traits of most ethical hackers.
How Do I Reach There?
To become a good hacker/cyber security expert you need to be a good programmer first. You should be an expert in writing scripts. There aren't many ethical hacking coaching centres in India, most of them have short-term courses.
Some of these include Institute of Information Security, Mumbai, Chandigarh (iisecurity.in); Ethical Hacking Training Institute, New Delhi; Ankit Fadia Training Centre at various places (ankitfadia.in); Indian School of Ethical Hacking, Kolkata (isoeh.com).
Excerpts from The Teenager Today – Articles by Dr. Vibha Gupta
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