Ethical Hackers

Ethical Hackers are cybersecurity professionals working to check and improve the security of a company's computer system. Their task is to perform advanced penetration checks on the company's infrastructure and find any flaws or weaknesses in the security setup.

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Starting Salaries

Avg. 

502000

Min. 

104000

Max. 

2000000

Employment Outlook

  • There are opportunities to work for the military and top-secret intelligence-gathering agencies like the CIA, Mossad, NSA.

  • A qualified, ethical hacker can also start their own business to provide ethical hacking training and services.

International Opportunities

The United States, India, Russia, China and Germany

Educational Qualifications

  • BSc in Computer Science/ BCA

  • Graduation in any IT related discipline

  • Certification Courses in Ethical Hacking (CEH, CCNA, SCNS, CPTE, CISSP)

Soft Skills

  • Network traffic Sniffing

  • Orchestrate various network attacks

  • SQL injection

  • DNS spoofing

  • Operating systems

  • CCNA certification

  • CISSP certification

  • CEH certification

Technical Skills

  • Network traffic sniffing

  • SQL injection

  • DNS spoofing

  • Session hijacking and spoofing

  • Exploit buffer overflow vulnerabilities

  • Orchestrate various network attacks

  • Password guessing and cracking

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Pros

  • Very interesting job

  • Good payscale

  • Works on making the existing security systems more secure

  • Highly responsible job

  • Good future growth

Cons

  • No direct way of becoming an ethical hacker

  • If the required permissions are not in place, the result is imprisonment

  • Time management is difficult

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