New-age careers: Ethical Hacking

New-age careers: Ethical HackingEthical Hacking, also known as penetration testing, is an act of intruding/penetrating into a system or networks to find out threats, vulnerabilities in those systems which a malicious attacker may find and exploit causing loss of data, financial loss or other major damages.

Job Description
  • Researching the company’s system, network structure, and possible penetration sites
  • Conducting multiple penetration tests on the system
  • Identifying and recording security flaws and breaches
  • Identifying areas of high-level security
  • Reviewing and rating the security network
  • Compiling penetration test reports for the client
  • Conducting penetration tests once new security features have been implemented
  • Suggesting alternate upgrades


Class 12: Any stream (computer science as an optional subject gets preference)

Undergraduate courses: BE, B.Tech in IT / cyber security and forensic, B.Sc in networking and security, Bachelor degree in IT, Diploma in networking

Postgraduate courses: M.Tech in CSE / computer science & information security / cyber laws & information security

Skills required

Technical Skills:

  • Excellent programming skills
  • A deep and dedicated interest in hacking
  • Sound technical knowledge related to computers, networks, database, and the cyber world
  • Proficiency in using various type of hacking software and tools
  • Thorough knowledge of common cyber-crimes
  • Up to dates with the latest developments in the field of hacking

Non-technical Skills:

  • A patient mind and eye for details
  • Highly focused mind
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Study Courses
  • Certified Ethical Hacker course in NIELIT, Chandigarh 
  • Distance Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security from IMT, Ghaziabad 
  • Diploma in IT Security and Ethical Hacking / Cryptus Certified Ethical Hacker / Cryptus Certified Security Analyst from Cryptus Cyber Security Pvt. Ltd, Delhi 
  • Certificate in Ethical Hacking from ACTS CDAC, Software Training and Development Centre, Thiruvananthapuram 
  • Cyber Security / Ethical Hacking certificate courses in Indian Institute of Ethical Hacking, Chandigarh 
  • Certified Ethical Hacker course in Indian School of Ethical Hacking, Bhubaneswar 
  • Certificate course in Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking from Indian Institute of Computer Science (IISC), Delhi
  • Certified Ethical Hacker course from Redteam Hacker Academy, Kozhikode 
  • Ethical Hacking Training & Certificate Course in Qtree Technologies, Coimbatore 
  • Ethical Hacking certificate course in Technospark IT Solutions, Vijayawada

Career Progression

Certified Ethical Hacker/Penetration Tester  → IT Security Engineer → Senior Security Engineer → Penetration Tester Lead

Annual remuneration

INR 4 lakh – 8 lakh – 12 lakh – 15 lakh

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Also read:

Ethical Hacking Tutorial for Beginners

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