“To beat a hacker, you have to think like one”: Career in Ethical Hacking

Career in Ethical Hacking:


“To beat a hacker, you have to think like one”- Ethical Hacking Council

Ethical Hacking is a lucrative career but also a challenging job. Hacking is illegal and can also lead to consequences if you get caught in the act. But it can be legal if done with permission from the authority.

Hackers who hack into the system with permission to hack weak endpoints known as Ethical Hacker. Ethical Hackers are hired by companies to fix their vulnerabilities. If you want to pursue a career in Ethical hacking you need to have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Cyber Security related field.

Ethical Hacking career begins with certifications like CCNA and CISSP certifications. After earning CEH Certificate you can pursue a career in Ethical Hacking.

Roles and Responsibility of Ethical Hacking:

In ethical Hacking, a person had to be proficient in database handling networking and operating system. But there is more responsibilities beyond the testing system and applications. Gaining the trust of customers and investors by guaranteeing the security of their products and data. Protecting national security by shielding data from terrorists. Discovering weaknesses from an attacker’s POV so that weak points can be fixed.


Types of Ethical Hacking:

Web Application Hacking

System Hacking

Web Server Hacking

Hacking Wireless Networks

Social Engineering


Types of Hackers:

‘White Hat’ Hackers

‘Grey Hat’ Hackers

Miscellaneous Hackers

Black Hat Hackers


Institute of Ethical Hacking Course:

Indian Institute of Ethical Hacking

K-Secure IT Security Services, Mumbai

Ankit Fadia Certified Ethical Hacking Course (multiple centres)

Institute of Information Security, Mumbai, Chandigarh

Appin Technology Lab, Delhi (multiple centres)





Job Profile of Ethical Hacking:

Information Security Analyst

Security Analyst

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Ethical Hacker

Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology)

Information Security Manager

Penetration Tester


Any company that has an internet-facing site or anything to do with the Web will hire an Ethical Hacker. During the few years, listings for cybersecurity jobs increased by a whopping 75% according to the analysis made by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This has led to a lot of vacant positions so jobs are sufficient and they pay well too.