Career as an Ethical Hacker
Safety is a most important concern these days, not only in substantial space but also in the cyber space. With the rise in cyber crime case such as stealing and interpreting sensitive data, hacking email accounts, abusive emails, password attacks etc, due to which the demand for ethical hackers have also increased.
Ethical Hacker, work as our saviors against cyber crimes. Ethical hackers are technically trained IT professionals with a strong aspiration to prevent nasty hackers and solve problems from causing damage to network systems. Ethical hackers try to go through networks, spot the vulnerabilities in the security systems and fix them before any trouble-shooter can take benefit of it.
Ethical hackers can find employment in Networking and Internet safety industries where in ethical hacking and information security is involved. Ethical hackers are hired to find out any vulnerability existing in their network and to fix them.
Ethical hackers are mainly recruited by IT companies. They can join any of the private or government organizations as a cyber security expert. Nonetheless, ethical hackers are not only hired by IT companies but also by several government agencies, financial service providers, retail chains, airlines and hotels.
To be an ethical hacker one who is having an educational background in IT or computer science or computer engineering can get into this profession and most essential requirement to be an ethical hacker is one should be gadget friendly and computer savvy.
A training course in ethical hacking will help students to find loopholes in a network /programme by using similar methods as that of hacking. There are various colleges that provide specialized courses in Ethical Hacking. Some of the top institutes/ colleges for ethical hacking are as follows:
- Institute of Information Security- Mumbai, Chandigarh
- Ethical Hacking Training Institute- New Delhi
- Ankit Fadia Training Center- Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Tripura, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar
- National Institute of electronics and Information Technology- Calicut
- Indian Institute of Informaton Technology (IIIT)- Allahabad
- SRM University- Tamil Nadu
- Tech Defence- Ahemadabad, Delhi
- Amrita School of Engineering- Coimbatore
- Indian School of Ethical Hacking- Kolkata
With the increase in demand of ethical hackers, the remuneration has also increased for a certified ethical hacker. A fresher can earn around Rs. 2.5 lakhs per annum whereas an experienced one can earn around Rs. 4.5 lakhs per annum. If one has more than five years of experience can earn between Rs 10 to 12 lakhs per annum.
If you are gadget friendly, computer savvy and posses’ good technical skills, you can go for this profession of ethical hacker.