Ethical hacking 101 workshop
Watch this workshop for an intro to ethical hacking.
Welcome to your one stop shop for ethical hacking, with introductory blogs, lessons, and workshops.
Ethical hacking is a legal and ethical approach to improving security posture by identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities. Ethical hackers simulate real-world attacks in a controlled environment to find and fix vulnerabilities before they can be exploited by malicious actors.
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Ethical hacking involves gaining access to closed applications or systems, with permission from the system owner to report on potential vulnerabilities within an application. Ethical hacking is less risky than traditional hacking as with permission, there is no illegal activity or risk of prosecution.
There are several certifications available for ethical hackers, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), and CompTIA Security+. These certifications demonstrate the necessary skills and knowledge to perform ethical hacking professionally.
Ethical hacking is only legal when performed with the permission of the system owner. Hacking any system without permission is legally and ethically risky, so it’s vital for ethical hackers to get explicit permission, or work within existing frameworks such as vulnerability disclosure programs and bug bounties.
The need for ethical hackers and their skills is also growing rapidly. According to a report by Cybersecurity Ventures, the cybersecurity industry will have 3.5 million unfilled jobs globally by 2023. Ethical hackers are in high demand, with many organizations looking to hire professionals who can help them identify and mitigate cybersecurity risks.
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