Ethical Hackers And Criminal Hacking

Organistaions store their most sensitive confidential data across computers and network systems which are locked  and secured with passwords and other security mechanisms to build a good defense against malicious attacks. These same organisations are looking for cybersecurity experts who can help strengthen their defense against a breach.

To cope with the rising demand for cybersecurity experts, many institutes and organisations are offering cyber security courses to create a workforce that can can lead the fight against illegal hackers.

What is Hacking?

Hacking is the act of using advanced technological knowledge to access and control the deepest security layers of a computer system or software. Hacking can be done for both ethical as well as unethical reasons.

Examples of Hacking include:

  • Using password cracking algorithm to gain illegal access
  • Introducing Trojan or similar malware into cybersecurity network
  • DriveIn Downloads that result in unauthorised download and installation of malware
  • RootKits which give unauthorised access to the attacker

What is Unethical Hacking?

Unethical hacking refers to the use of advanced technology for exploiting weaknesses and breaching defences in a computer system. In unethical hacking, the hackers use their skills to make profit, gather information, protest, or challenge authority. Attacks by such hackers can cause massive loss to the organisations in terms of finances as well as other resources.

Since illegal hacking involves unauthorised access to business-critical data, it is considered as a criminal offense and is punishable under law. Hacking can be done at both individual as well as large scale organisational level.

Cyber hackers see individual systems as an easy target because of thin or almost negligent defensive walls in place.

Unethical Hacking Includes:

  • Internet searches being directed to other unrelated sites
  • Antivirus Software getting disabled on its own
  • Speed of a computer slowing down to a crawl

What is Ethical Hacking?

Organisations perform hacking to identify any potential threats faced by a computer system or network. This type of hacking involves the application of technological knowledge and the use of similar tools as used by unethical hackers.

However, ethical hacking means bypassing the security system to access an organisation’s network legitimately. Due to increasing number of cases of cyber-attacks in the country, companies are now hiring cybersecurity experts to beef up their defense system.

Nowadays, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) is a qualification that individuals are obtaining for offering ethical hacking services to companies. It is a sought-after career option that is well paying and also respectable.

Ethical hackers devise new ways and use advanced tools to create multiple layers of security in a computer system. Ethical hackers help develop robust security protocols and sophisticated corporate firewalls to secure vital information.

Become an Ethical Hacker

Cyber criminals are becoming smarter in carrying out attacks, and hence companies are willing to shell out large sums of money to keep their data and systems secure.

So, if you are inclined towards technology and want a career that will fare well in the future, then going for a cyber security course is a good option for you.By obtaining advanced knowledge in the field of cybersecurity, you are sure to embark on a long and successful career.

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