Monday, May 4, 2009

Get Paid to Hack!

Okay I'm not talking about the "illegal hacking" but more on Ethical Hacking where you get to paid in order to tighten the security of a company's system. That will be cool and your expertise in hacking will be put into good use. Who would have thought that another form of hacking will be beneficial to all?

What does an Ethical Hacker do? Obviously he will be a computer and network expert who assault a security system in behalf of its owners, looking for weaknesses that a malicious hacker could exploit. This means that the ethical hackers do a series of testing on the system in order to ensure the immunity of the system they are protecting. No wonder that there's a rise in demand for ethical hackers nowadays with a lot of illegal hacking going around.

Working as an ethical hacker can be overwhelming and challenging as well. That's why they are classes being offered even online specifically for IT Security. Topics includes Security Fundamentals, Penetration Testing, Disaster Recovery, Computer Forensics, Secure Programming and of course Ethical Hacking. EC-Council is known organization that certifies in various e-business and security skills. Being a Certified Ethical Hacker through them is an advantage since the organization is recognized by the finest organizations in the world like the US Army, Microsoft and IBM to name a few.

Being a technical recruiter for US, this is an interesting discovery and an added knowledge for me. Who knows, sooner or later I might come across with this king of job requirement in the future.


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