Cyber Security

Everything You Need to Know About Ethical Hackers

With more and more cyber-attacks happening every day, companies are on the hunt for professional cybersecurity experts – ethical hackers. These white hat hackers are paid generously for their efforts to curb attacks before they occur. Nowadays, you can increasingly find the profiles of ethical hackers in the templates of companies of all sizes. In this article at Entelgy, the authors discuss the keys of this profile’s professionalization in recent years.

Want to Be an Ethical Hacker?

Hackers Are Not Always Criminals

Ethical hacking is currently used as a standard and favored process to analyze an organization’s security systems and programs. In fact, it runs parallelly with security judgment, intrusion testing, and vulnerability. It is not strange to see them in the most important positions at a technological level, coordinating cybersecurity strategies, Big Data, or Artificial Intelligence.

Ethical Hackers are Fundamental

“The need for public and private organizations to defend themselves against external threats has been vital and key in the professionalization of hackers,” says the author. Ethical hackers are not only essential in large companies, but also in small and mid-sized businesses too. According to a study conducted by the ‘Current Panorama of Cybersecurity in Spain 2019,’ SMEs were cyberattackers’ primary targets.

Ethical Hacking is More Specialized

Just a few years ago, there were no professional training. The vast majority of hackers were self-taught. However, today, there is professional training of various levels, university degree, and certification courses. These trainings are intended to help the enthusiasts have an in-depth understanding of cybersecurity and help them achieve mastery over the subject. Furthermore, there is a greater demand for specific specialization in different branches. Some of them include threat hunting, malware, and offensive security. In this way, hackers can search an organization’s vulnerabilities and capabilities to defend itself and manage any incident.

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Nivedita Gopalakrishna

Nivedita Gopalakrishna is currently working as a Content Specialist with CAI. She has more than eight years of experience in blogging, copywriting, and ghost-writing. Nivedita started her career as a reporter/sub-editor in one of the reputed newspaper organizations in India. She went on to pursue her career as a content analyst in an Indian-based company, Brickwork India Pvt Ltd. Nivedita has assisted several overseas clients with SEO-friendly content for B2C copies, blogs, product descriptions, newsletters, sales letters, e-books, and research papers. When she is not at her computer, you can find her either reading vintage novels or singing Indian classical music.

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