From the last few years, there’s been an increasing demand for ethical hackers (also known as white hat hackers) as they protect the systems and other devices from dangerous intrusions. Ethical hackers are technically skilled IT pros who have a strong desire to solve problems and prevent malicious hackers from causing damage to network systems.
You would be thinking “HOW TO BECOME AN ETHICAL HACKER”
To be a professional ethical hacker you require motivation, dedication, initiative, self-education and formal training in ethical hacking.
1- Know about the pros and cons ! There are basically 3 types of hackers, such as White Hat, Grey Hat and Black Hat hackers.
2- Seek out job opportunities for ethical hackers. There are many jobs available in government organizations, banks, financial institutions, military establishments and private companies which are also giving high salary to professionals!
3- Analyze the basic requirements to become an ethical hacker. Try to find out the areas in which you are weak and you need to work really hard.
4- Decide the area where you would prefer to work primarily with hardware or software. Never think of specializing in both the areas. Though knowledge of both is required but the decision will help you to know actually from where to begin. You must be know every function, every component of computer on which you will have to work on.
5- Evaluate your strengths and interests and gain some good programming knowledge such as C, or Java. These programming languages can be learned by taking formal programming courses and reading books. It will help you to read and write code. For everything , You should know the Basics!
6- Learn the UNIX operating system as it is regarded as the original operating system built by and for hackers xD. Also learn about Windows ,Mac OS and
7- Take a professional course. There are a variety of
courses available for IT security professionals in “Ethical Hacking” or “Internet Security” which would
help you to expand your knowledge in ethical hacking
and choosing it as a profession.
8- Do experiments on your own to know the actual happening of a situation.
9- Start doing experiments with hardware and software to learn how to take control of the situations and how to prevent a computer from getting
hacked.Always be Ethical 🙂
10- Read on your own to know what are the areas where you need to improve and what needs to be learned to refine your focus and improve your skills.
11- Technology changes rapidly, and a good ethical hacker must be willing and eager to keep up with the new technological developments.
12- Get certified as it would help you to succeed in the vanguard of your profession. Its known as CEH!
13- Stay connected to the hacker communities on social websites like facebook or google plus+ by sharing technical information and ideas.