Mehreen Nasha
Mehreen Nasha
18 Oct 2021 (1 year ago)
Savar, Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
What is ethical hacking? How to start a career in ethical hacking?

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Ethical Hacking

Everything has its good and bad sides, technology has its own way, but whether you use it for good or bad is up to you. There is nothing to be afraid of hearing the word hacking in the title of the article, I am not going to discuss any illegal matter here. Ethical hackers are also called white hat hackers and their work can be guessed just by hearing their name. Many people think that hacking is hacking, it is bad and good, and many people think that any hacking is illegal and any hacker is a cyber criminal; Their ideas are both right and wrong.

What is ethical hacking?

The Bengali meaning of the word “ethical” is “moral” — meaning ethical or legal hacking; And those who do this hacking have principles, they do something unethically. First of all, what does a hacker do? See, a hacker tries to find the fault in any system (computing/networking system) and penetrates the security layer of the system to gain access to the main system and take control. Now if someone tries to enter the system without taking permission from the system or the company in which the security flaw of the software is being sought, then such a hacker is called a malicious hacker or a black hat hacker. Malicious hackers usually break system rules and security and can cause damage to the core system. Hacking is the act of accessing a system by finding flaws or weaknesses. So what is ethical hacking? –Ethical hacking is when the hacker takes permission from the system admin or software company and starts checking the system for errors. Even if he breaks the security of the system, he has full permission to do so, he does not act without permission like a malicious hacker.

An ethical hacker must respect the privacy of any company or system, and must work with permission. After he works, Mane checks the system and if he finds any error, he definitely informs the company about the error and helps to secure the system by providing security five. That if any backdoor. finds but must seal it so that a malicious hacker cannot access it and cause any damage to the system. Moreover, he will attack the system by using different techniques so that if there is any error in the system, it will be detected. If the system is not found to be vulnerable after executing a hack attack, it does not guarantee that the system is 100% secure. Unfortunately, no system is 100% secure, so regular security checks are essential.

Ethical hackers demand

To be honest, the demand for ethical hackers or white hat hackers has increased a lot in the last few years. The world is becoming more and more digital, meaning that computing and networking are everywhere, and with that comes increased security risks, and ethical hackers are needed to mitigate these risks.
Leaving aside the developed world, look at our country, in our country everything from exam results, job application, ticket booking, salary etc. is now becoming internet/website/ or application dependent. Not only government but also private organizations are very serious about their business and security. Many e-commerce sites are being developed in our country, whose security needs to be kept very tight.

Now suppose a malicious hacker comes and hacks the government’s result database, or hacks the online train ticketing system and starts booking tickets as desired, thus causing loss to both the government and the people of the country. An ethical hacker looks at every system and attacks the system just like a malicious hacker, and when a problem is found, it is fixed or the company or government is informed about the problem, so that it can be fixed as quickly as possible.

Let’s take an example to understand the need and importance of an ethical hacker on the whole topic. Suppose a king of a region built a royal palace to live in and complete all the affairs of the kingdom from there. Now he must secure the palace with various security measures. At any moment the palace may be attacked. There will be many wealth in the palace, many documents which are very necessary. Now suppose a king builds huge walls and hires numerous guards to secure his palace. Now the enemy can’t attack easily or with full chest, security is very tight.

So what will they do; Attempts will be made to find flaws in the walls of the compound or attempt to enter from the less guarded side. Now the king may have built the wall strongly, but the king forgot that there was an old movable door on one side, and an attack might come from that side. It will be of no use even with such tight security. Now suppose the king employed a person or group who would check the security of the security, going around the compound as if on the enemy’s side and trying to find old or weak walls, and to keep watch to see if any guards were sleeping. will observe and take action as soon as any problem is found and the King will be informed.

And as a result, the chances of the enemy’s attack and entry into the area will be greatly reduced. So that special person or group in this story is the ethical hacker, and by now must have understood their needs. No matter how many security measures a system has, regular checks are essential. A good ethical hacker is in high demand from home to abroad. Buying them can save a company millions or billions of dollars. Malicious hackers also work to find errors in the system, but they start this work without informing the system admin or the company and when they find the error, they start damaging the system.

And to avoid the black hats, IT companies look for good white hats and hire them at very high salaries according to their skills. And if you can be a certified ethical hacker, your annual salary can be up to 60 lakh rupees depending on the company and your skills (Sears; Infosecinstitute.Com).

How to start a career in ethical hacking?

So far the article has discussed about white
hat hacking and hackers; And finally we came to know that it is completely legit and can make a good career out of it. Now the question is, how to start? – See, for those who are already studying IT or Computer Science, it is very easy. If you are studying, finish your studies first and try to get a job in IT sector in any company, even if it is a low paying job – because that is our target, right?

Then if you want you can work in cyber security or IT sector in police or military, it will increase your job skills a lot. In between you can take different courses on networking and earn different certificates. You can become proficient with network support and admin rails in the course.

Now you will need some security certificate, and if you want to complete some courses but become an ethical hacker, you must be honest. Malicious hackers should not misuse it for profit after finding the flaw. You must have full rights to access a network before accessing it.

Getting involved in unethical practices or black hat thinking can also ruin your career, so be careful. Hacking is already frowned upon by common people, so you must work with 100% honesty. Even before the start of the career, there should be no involvement in any unethical activities, otherwise the company will check your background before hiring you.

So from the moment you decide you want to become an ethical hacker, the honest life should start right then. can be obtained by After going through all the above steps, finally you have to join the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultant Program and by passing the exam, you become a Certified Ethical Hacker.

But even if you haven’t studied any computer science, you can still make a career in ethical hacking. You can also make a lot of money and a good career by working as a freelance ethical hacker.

And if you ask me, I’ll say, “How skilled you are is more valuable than a certificate” – If computing, security, networking is your passion, then nothing can stop you from becoming a good white hat hacker. Most of the readers of Bat Wirebinder are still studying, so I would recommend that if you want to be a professional ethical hacker and have a high quality career, definitely do engineering with computer science and especially emphasis on networking. Once you become a certified ethical hacker, you will stand out in the market. You can do it as a permanent job or as a freelancer if you want.

Computing knowledge

To become a hacker you must have expertise in networking. Must have good knowledge of all popular computer operating systems with special expertise in Unix/Linux. It is also necessary to have a good understanding of various Linux distros and their commands. As well as some programming languages ​​such as; Must know C, Java, Perl etc. and database like; Must have good knowledge of SQL.

Another thing to remember, hacking is a technical subject and being an expert on it is not the only subject. Apart from having technical knowledge, you need to be smart, have the ability to easily build rapport with people, be able to solve problems quickly and have the ability to trick people. If you have the ability to talk to someone and get them to do your work, consider yourself a 50% hacker. Instead of hacking a system by using technical knowledge, it is much easier to deceive the people sitting in that system, and in the language of hacking, it is called social engineering.

But to be an ethical hacker you must be honest. Malicious hackers should not misuse it for profit after finding the flaw. You must have full rights to access a network before accessing it. Getting involved in unethical practices or black hat thinking can also ruin your career, so be careful. Hacking is already frowned upon by common people, so you must work with 100% honesty. Even before the start of the career, there should be no involvement in any unethical activities, otherwise the company will check your background before hiring you. So from the moment you decide you want to become an ethical hacker, the honest life should start right then.

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