Ethical Hacking is the term sounds very interesting but at the same time you may confuse about choosing that as a career opportunity. See like most of the other professional career options in Information Technology Ethical Hacking is also a rewarding career but the only thing is that you must be well equipped with your knowledge in this relevant field.
A white hat hacker, or ethical hacker, uses penetration testing techniques to test an organization’s IT security and to identify system,application and network vulnerabilities. IT security staff then uses the results of such penetration tests to re mediate vulnerabilities, strengthen security and lower an organization’s risk factors.
Education : There is no standard education criteria for an ethical hacker only interest and capability to handle the situation is required but a bachelor’s or master’s degree in information security, computer science or even mathematics, Science can be useful. Apart from that you need a global certification for proving your technical skills. EC Council provide CEH (Certified Ethical Hacking ) Certification which is a definite certification for this career.
This course will significantly benefit security officers, auditors, security professionals, site administrators, and anyone who is concerned about the integrity of the network infrastructure.Establish and govern minimum standards for credentialing professional information security specialists in ethical hacking measures.
The CEH credential certifies individuals in the specific network security discipline of Ethical Hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective.
Salary : An Entry-Level Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) earns an average salary of Rs 369,776 per year. [Source : payscale[dot]com ]
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