ETHICAL HACKER

 

 

 

ETHICAL HACKER

A BRIEF INTRO

An ethical hacker is usually employed by an organization to protect its computer network. He has to be trustworthy enough to undertake an attempt to penetrate networks and/or computer systems, using the same methods as a hacker would – but his job is to devise a foolproof system to prevent hacking of the network, too. Hacking is a crime, but when it is done under a contract between an ethical hacker and an organization, it is legal

TYPICAL WORK SCHEDULE

9 am:  Leave for office

10 am: Start work, carry out tests and scrutinizes

10:30 am: Attend team meeting

Noon: Study current needs and steps required to scrutinize them

2 pm: Lunch

2:30 pm: Work on firewalls and network glitches

5.30 pm: Leave for home

SALARY STRUCTURE

One has to work in networking or the security domain for around two years to understanding the dynamics of computers, UNIX (Computer operating system) and other IT-related matter. After becoming a penetration tester or ethical hacker, one can make Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 25,000 per month and can grow rapidly depending on his/her DESIRED QUALITIES. There are people who reach top technical positions too

DESIRED QUALITIES

  • To ace computer networking knowledge
  • Expertise in application like Java or C++
  • Knowledge of the functioning of UNIX
  • An analytical approach and should probe every functioning with a critical bent of mind

HOW DO I GET THERE ?

First of all, one should work in a company on networking designs, administration principles, system designs or application software. You can undergo a certificate/diploma programme in ethical hacking to earn merit over others. These certifications like “Ankit Fadia Certified Ethical Hacker’ and ‘Certified Ethical Hacker’ run by EC-Council aren’t approved by any university but no alternates are available

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PROS AND CONS

  • It is challenging and enterprising
  • Industry estimates show that there is a scarcity of IT security professionals, which means good job prospects
  • Becoming a pro is a little difficult. Few institutes offer training in ethical hacking and some even ask for prior experience

 

 

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