Okay..You have heard of them,everybody have heard of them..Hackers are there. With so much coverage media gives to them,you probably have the idea what they can do. Lemme clear it up for you first, Hackers are not bad. Crackers are bad. Hackers are information seekers not malicious destroyers,Crackers are the evil cyber wizards and Hackers are often misunderstood under this whole dilemma. To be a Hacker is a matter of pride,of being skillful enough to counter attack and foil the attacks of network attackers.
Ever wanted to have the knowledge they possess ? Yep,You can be a Hacker,that too LEGALLY.The basic methodology goes as if you want to stop crackers or cyber bandits from invading your network, first you've got to invade their minds.Organizations like ECCOUNCIL and various other universities provide courses and training in ethical hacking. Once you complete the course and pass the exam,you will be an Ethical Hacker. An ethical hacker is a computer and network expert who attacks a security system legally on behalf of its owners, seeking vulnerabilities that a malicious hacker could exploit.Ethical hackers are in great demand nowadays,According to the EC-Council, there is a high demand for certified hackers in the corporate sector, particularly in the banking, telecommunications, petrochemical, fast moving consumer goods and manufacturing industries, and also in government agencies like utilities and transportation.
Here is how you can be an Ethical Hacker -
You must have basic knowledge of computers and networks and must have exposure to common programming languages like C/C++/Visual Basic etc.
Then you can seek certifications like CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) by ECCOUNCIL, CISE (Certified Information Security Expert) or CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) offered at prestigious institutes at your country. Also, these certifications are legalized by government and the individual are expected to provide identity proofs.
You can begin your training in these course (usually last from 2 months to 6 months) and then you have to pass an online exam conducted by respective certification authorities. If you get passed,you will be awarded your certification and You will be a certified Ethical Hacker.
You can start and shape up your career as a Computer Security Expert or just go on securing your own networks and gain knowledge.
I m currently pursuing Btech in Computer Science and Engineering and I will be doing CISE from Delhi and the CEH to be on my way of being a Computer Security Expert. Its my calling,Go for yours..
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