Ethical Hacking

Ethical HackingEthical Hacking is a computer field that involves hacking a computer network or security system belonging to an organization, in order to find the vulnerabilities in the security system of an organization and improving the weak points that could be exploited by other hacker to hack the system. If you are interested in computer and networking and looking for a challenging job than this field can suit you the best.

“Ethical Hacking is to evaluate the security of a system or network in order to find weakness or other malicious activities if possible in the system”.

An ethical hacker is the computer or networking expert who hacks the computer network in order to test security vulnerabilities that a malicious hacker could potentially exploit. An ethical hacker is also sometimes called as “white hat hacker” because it is legal and done to keep corporate networks more secure.

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Difference Between Ethical Hackers and Real Hackers

Ethical hackers are the trusted hackers who finds the security vulnerabilities in the system and prevent it from being hacked” by hackers While real hackers performs hacking to get unauthorized access to a computer system or a resource for some criminal intentions.

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The concept of ‘Hacking’ was first introduced at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the 1960s. One of the first ethical hacking occurred in the 1970s, when the United States government used groups of experts called “red teams” to hack its own computer systems.

Today the worldwide use of internet and other computer network has greatly benefited the big organization in the form of sharing their data and resources and having a common database to store their information’s. This sharing of information over a computer network has also created opportunities for the malicious user to hack the system and gain access to the confidential information of an organization. Thus the activities of hacking are increasing every day and are very harmful for the organization for their business.

Hacking is a term refers unauthorized access to a computer network or security systems of an organizations. In order to build the strong security system the companies generally hires “ethical hackers” the skilled professional who hack the security system in order to find network flaws and weak points and then improve it for future attacks from the hackers.

Scope of Ethical Hacking

Due to increasing hacking attacks on the security system of an organization, the demand of ethical hacking professionals is increasing day by day. These hackers are generally employed by large organizations and core IT companies, there is huge opportunities available in both public and private sector.

How to become a Certified Ethical Hacker?

If you are an IT graduate or a computer science engineer and interested in Hacking. Then there are various courses available in ethical hacking or internet security. These courses would help you to expand your knowledge in ethical hacking. The certified ethical hacker refers to a person having a professional certificate in ethical hacking provided by International Council of E-Commerce Consultants. This certificate is given on the basis of qualifying the CEH examination conducted by EC-council. This certificate is internationally accepted by various organizations around the globe. There are various other short term courses and workshops conducted by various institutes and organization in ethical hacking.

The objective of ethical hacking course is to familiarize the students with Ethical Hacking techniques, methodologies, tools, tricks, and build skills in secure programming. The course focuses on latest hacking attacks done on networks or systems.

Skills Required:

To prove yourself in the field of ethical hacking, you should have motivation, dedication, initiative, self-education, hark working and formal training in ethical hacking. Evaluate your strengths , interests and earn skills in programming languages. In addition to programming skills, knowledge in networking field and SQL is also required. Some of the common hacking tools are Nmap, Nessus, Cain & Abel, Net Stumbler, SQL Map, etc.

Eligibility and Admission

If you are interested in ethical hacking, then you must have basic knowledge of computer. It will be helpful and beneficial for you to pursue this course after a degree or diploma in computer science. The admission to this course is based upon your computer knowledge including web servers, networking protocols, operating systems and academic background.

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Career and Jobs

With the growth of Internet across worldwide, computer security has become a major concern for businesses and governments. Here, is the why experts in “Ethical Hacking” are required.

From the last few years, there is an increasing demand of ethical hackers. They are highly demanded in various organizations to solve problems and prevent malicious hackers from causing damage to network systems.

If you are a certified ethical hacker and you have a degree or diploma in computer science than your chances of getting a job is very high. If you are a passionate ethical hacker and have got great skills and can find the network flaws, weak points or vulnerabilities in a network system, then you could be easily hired by an organization or any government agency. As an ethical hacker you can work in a government agency or MNC’s, your job profile and working area will include:

  • Government organizations
  • Large corporations
  • Universities and Schools
  • IT security team

If you are an experienced ethical hacker having great skills then you can work as a freelancer by offering your services to much organization.

Salary

The salary of a certified ethical hacker is based on his skills and caliber. As a fresher you can start anywhere between Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 30,000 per month. After some experience you can easily get Rs. 35,000 to Rs. 50,000. If you are passionate about this field and always keep yourself update about the latest trends in the computer and hacking world, then there are lots of opportunities and career scope in the future.

Books & Study Materials

Students generally remains confused in selecting the right book for study. Market is well-stocked with many books of ethical hacking. After the complete analysis, here we are listing some books that helps the study for doing the better preparation.

  • CEH Certified Ethical Hacker Study Guide by Kimberly Graves
  • The Basis of Hacking and Penetration Testing by Patrick Engebretson
  • Hacking: The Art of Exploitation by Jon Erickson
  • The Web Application Hacker’s Handbook: Finding and Exploiting Security Flaws by Dafydd Stuttard, Marcus Pinto
  • Hacking Made Easy by Rajendra Maurya
  • Introduction To Ethical Hacking by Neel Kamal
  • The Ethical Hack: A Framework for Business Value Penetration Testing by James S. Tiller
  • Ethical Hacking For Beginners by Jack Simpson

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  1. Mohit Kumar jalan says:

    Which are colleges for ethical hacking.

  2. Pradhumn charde says:

    After 12th what courses i should prefer for doing ethical hacker

  3. Nayan Sethi says:

    Right now I am doing My Btech and I also want to do ethical hacking with continue of my Btech so can I abke to do this???

  4. Kamal swami says:

    Hlo frnds I am Kamal in 12th class and want to became an hacker because I am very good in IP and interested in IP subject i am a student of cbse school and want to know how start in certificate ethical hacking steps to do eligible and after 12 which courses I do to be a hacker

  5. ganesh says:

    Hi sir, i completed b.tech in eee can i eligible for hacking course. plz reply me.

  6. Shanmugavel says:

    Hi I am a commerce graduate pursuing Chartered accountancy course …I am interested in hacking.i have only basic knowledge of computers..So how could I go about it..I am willing to learn.i am from Madurai Tamilnadu

    • Hanif Khan says:

      To become a good hacker you must have a zeal in computer programming, otherwise you will be spoiled. However there are some institutions mentioned in article those are providing the ethical hacking courses. You can approach these colleges.

  7. Faisal Nizami says:

    Hi, sir I just pass my 12th std and I want become an certified ethical hacker but I don’t want go for graduations directly stepin in the hackers field please suggest me the best way I can do

    Thank you

    • Mohit Negi says:

      You can pursue ethical hacking course from any good institute. Also it is recommended to complete your B.Tech or any other computer related field.

  8. Your Name... says:

    i have just passed icse 10 th standar with 90% marks and i want to be an ethical hacker thus pls tell me the ways .Currently i am pursueing science stream with computer science

  9. Anubhav kumar says:

    Sir I passed my class 10th examination in March 2017.And I choose science stream in class 11th.But I want to be a ethical hacker.What I do next after 12th sir.

  10. Atharva sane says:

    I have passed 12th with 58% , i got a 80% in 10th still i didn’t get comp science in bifocal so i took electronics, i want to know what steps to take as i want to be a EH

  11. Ankit kumar says:

    Sir I want become ethical hacker so what can I do sir plz tell me sir

  12. jafer Ali says:

    If I do BCA after 12th…can I go for CEH

  13. Sagar Varma says:

    Hi bro i have pass out 10th and i am also want to be an hacker and i want to learn erthical hacking so please can u say what to do arts, comerse, scince plese

  14. Aswin says:

    what is the next step after 12th towards ethical hacking???

    when the cource in 12th is computer commerce???

  15. Aswin says:

    what is the next step after 2 towards ethical hacking???

    when the cource in 2 is computer commerce???

  16. nitin says:

    hlo sir i want to become a ethical hacker what can i do

  17. Sajid Hussain says:

    Sir I’m arts student I have completed 12th with 74% am I eligible for ethical hacking course

  18. Mohammad Farhan says:

    Hello sir.i want to know if a computer programmer can go into ethical hacking…if so, how? Where in india can a BCA study for ethical hacking?

  19. Arvind says:

    I do not learn any computer course from private tution.Now I am in 12th std. Can I get addmission for ethical hacking course.
    Send me some colleges teaches ethical hacking.

  20. Soma virat says:

    hi ,
    i am technical engineer at wipro having 2 yr experience . can i get opportunity in EH course. how to upgrad my position now to become EH engineer.

  21. Aashisha joseph says:

    Hellow im in class 10 and im highly interested in ethical hacking. Can u plz suggest me what to do after 12.

    What course?? EVEYTHING. Plz

  22. balrajj says:

    pls guate with hacking i like hacking….

  23. Abhishek says:

    Sir I m perusing in BCA first year.I m interested in EH. And I won’t to become a professional EH. So what will I have to do for this…. Please reply to me ………

  24. Nagesh Chavan says:

    Sir,i have completed 12th in commerce stream can I apply for ethical hacking?

  25. Avinash says:

    Hi I am student class 12 and with java langauage,I want to do EH course,please suggest me

  26. adla jagadish says:

    i am studying in 12 th class,i want to become a hacker & i also know c++ language slightly so how can i become

  27. Sonu says:

    I.m passed 12th and how i can be a ethical hacker
    But i m not a iit student

  28. sachin says:

    I’m in first year of degree in Computer engineering
    I’m intrested in ethikal hakking so… how can I do ?

  29. jayant karmakar says:

    i am perusing BSC IT 3nd year ..i am intrested in ethical hacking course and i want to take admission in ” indian school of ethical hacking “at kolkata …is there any entrance exm taken by this institute?? give me all information about it??plzz reply me sir

  30. Mohd Akif says:

    Hello Sir I Am Studying In Class 10th I Am Intrested In Ethical Hacking. Which Subject Should I Choose In Class 11th To Become A Ethical Hacker. Thank You In Advance

  31. sourav kumar says:

    I’m in 11th class doing commerce and I want become hacker and also I have a good knowledge about kali Linux tools. So can I get a job in network and security company.

  32. Shivam Dwivedi says:

    I’m studying in CBSE school,
    Can I leave my class 11th for pursuing the ethical hacking course and complete class 12th in regular mode after completing the course?

    Will I get admission in only private institutions for completing class 12th if I leave my studies in class 11th?

    So it is right to do ethical hacking at this time……
    Please suggest me…..
    I ready to go…..

  33. Shivam Dwivedi says:

    Hey guys,
    I’m 10th passed And I want to do ethical hacking course
    But for this I need to leave my 11th and then after completing ethical hacking
    Go for admission in 12th
    But only 12th private is available
    So it is bad? Or
    It is good to do ethical hacking after passing 12th?

  34. Anket nemlekar says:

    I’ve just applied for bsc it and have got an admission in it. I m even interested in EH can i do it?

  35. Rajesh prasad says:

    Helo sir .
    My self Rajesh Prasad just from Delhi
    I m currently doing the cource of ethical hacking by dicc institute Delhi.

    I want to say that I m fromfrom commerce site student so can I be hired in hacking field
    Because I think in it there is a requirement of a degree by science site so plzz reply me….

  36. Ankit singh says:

    Deer sir mein ethical hacker ka coure karna chahta hu butt usse pahle m bsc information technolovy se karr lu to jada behtarr hoga yaa usse pahle kuch aurr kruu sirr plssss replyy mee

  37. phaneendra says:

    i have completed my 12 th and i want to join in ethical hacking can i join now

  38. jugjyoti borgohain says:

    I am studying in 12th science and I am interested in ethical hacking.
    Now what should i do after 12 board exam
    BCA or B.Sc -IT ??
    And after BCA or B.Sc-IT what to do to become a ethical hacker

  39. Sudharshan says:

    Can I go for ethical hacking after 12 th standard

  40. Anas Mullappally says:

    now iam plus two passed (Science)
    which course I choose for become a ethical hacker

  41. Tamanna Jain says:

    I am from ECE background can i choose ethical hacking as a career??
    If yes,what can i do.
    Right now i am in 6th sem

  42. Yaseen says:

    hello
    Now iam doing 12th iam interested in ceh how can i achive it what i have take after my 12th?

  43. rimul rana says:

    I am studying in 12th science and I am interested in ethical hacking plz suggest me how can I join.I know the basics of computer and has taken computer science in 12th

    • Mohit Negi says:

      you can pursue any short term course in Ethical hacking, also you should pursue B.tech in Computer Sc. from a good college.

  44. Rajnish says:

    plz provide us the deep knowledge that what to do for CEH….?after doing IT or diploma in CS.

  45. mayuresh says:

    How can I join ethical hacking after my 12th

  46. mayuresh says:

    I am studying in 12th science and I am interested in ethical hacking plz suggest me how can I join.I know the basics of computer and has taken computer science in 12th

  47. mayuresh says:

    I am in 12th science now and I am interested in ethical hacking could u plz advise me what shall I do after my 12th boards
    THANKING U

  48. Souvik Dutta Pramanik says:

    Sir i am perusing b-tech in ece..nd got interested in ethical hacking may i eligible for any ethical hacking entrance exam..i know the basic skills of a hacker..

  49. sanket says:

    i am in commerce, but i know about ethical hacking. i am intrested in EC . so how can i do EC.

    • Hanif Khan says:

      Search colleges those offer the programmes in Ethical Hacking. For this programme you must have a sound knowledge of computer or networking protocol or the best is you must have diploma or degree in computer engineering or information technology.

  50. Pooja says:

    course for ethical hacking after +2 through commerce

  51. krishna says:

    i have complete 8CA course and now want to doing web design hacking course so please give me some advise…. what are doing in situation….?

  52. alkesh says:

    How can I go as an ethical hacker in indian government secret agencies such as raw or indian army

  53. thnks fr giving a gr8 knowledge says:

    how to get in ethical hacking after having a b.e cse degree please inform me required courses

  54. vaisakh says:

    how can i walk into ethickal hacking after
    b.tech cse . Please inform the required courses needed.

    • Davinder kumar says:

      hello now i am student ofB. c. a. and i am aslo intersting in ethical hacking course and i also know about the basic of computer so can i eligible to take admins in ethical hacking course

  55. BANAVATH ARAVIND says:

    how can i join in ethical hacking,,,,,,,,, mean to get admissions 2015

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