How to Become a Professional Ethical Hacker
Is your curiosity triggered by the terms “malware”, “cyber protection”, “network security” etc.? If the answer to this is “yes”, then you must consider taking professional training for becoming a certified professional ethical hacker, a profession whose demand is increasing day be day, with private and public organisations hiring ethical hacking professionals for protecting their information and sensitive customer data from malicious cyber-attacks. An ethical hacker is a professional who conducts a permission based and authorised penetration exercise into the computer system or network of an organisation for identifying potential vulnerabilities which can be exploited by a hacker who has malicious intentions. An ethical hacker basically has two responsibilities –identifying and reporting security loopholes and devising solutions for sealing these loopholes.
No only in the physical space, but also in the cyber space, security of financial and non-financial data has become a big issue. Companies worldwide spend hundreds of billions of dollars in hardware, software, training and human resource for protecting their sensitive information, as any security breach can set them back financially as well as competitively and make them lose customer trust. The legendary investor and business tycoon forecasts that the threat of cyber-attack will soon be deadlier than the threat of nuclear attack. According to a recent Microsoft research, a breach of data and information security costs a company an average of US$ 3.8 million! This is the reason why professional ethical hackers and cyber security professionals are in great demand both in India and abroad.
To become a competent professional ethical hacker, you should be extremely well versed in networking and computer algorithms and their applications. Obtaining training from a recognised institute with expert faculty can open doors for you in leading companies, with an attractive remuneration package to boot. It is important that you choose an institute which provide you with comprehensive theoretical and practical training in all aspects of ethical hacking, from different types of cyber attacks to decoding the modus operandi deployed by hackers with malicious intent.
For becoming an ethical hacker, there is no such set education criteria. Of course, if you have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or Information Security or even Mathematics, it will give you a strong foundation for your training in pursuing a career in ethical hacking. As you will be working closely with systems, an excellent command over programming languages such as Java, PHP, Python, C++ etc is important. You must also have in-depth knowledge of different operating systems such as Linux, Windows, UNIX and iOS. You also need to be regularly updated
In India, Jetking is a leading Digital Skills and Networking Training Institute which imparts quality training in how to become a professional ethical hacker, to both technical and non-technical students. If you are passionate about entering this field and visualise yourself as a senior information security professional years down the line, we will help you make your dream come true.