Ethical Hacking


Barnaba Daniel

Barnaba Daniel

7 Jan 2023 - 4 min read

This is the conversation between Ramu and Shamu about Hacking...!

Ramu: Hey Shamu, have you heard about ethical hacking? It's like regular hacking, but with morals!
Shamu: Ha ha, very funny Ramu. Yeah, I know what ethical hacking is. It's when hackers use their skills to test the security of a computer system or network but in a legal and authorized way.

Ramu: Yeah, exactly. It's like the superheroes of the hacking world. They're the good guys, fighting to keep our systems and data safe from the evil black hat hackers.
Shamu: Speaking of black hat hackers, have you heard the one about the hacker who tried to steal a bank's data but ended up getting locked out of his own computer?

Ramu: No, I haven't. But I've heard the one about the hacker who tried to access a secure system using the password "password." He ended up getting hacked himself!
Shamu: Ha ha, those are some good ones. So, getting back to ethical hacking, how does someone become an ethical hacker?

Ramu: Well, it helps to have a solid foundation in computer science and programming. But even if you don't have a formal education, there are plenty of online resources and training programs that can teach you the skills you need.
Shamu: Interesting. And what kind of work do ethical hackers do?

Ramu: They do a lot of different things, like penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, and security assessments. Basically, they try to find and fix any weaknesses in a system before the bad guys can exploit them.
Shamu: That sounds like a pretty important job.

Ramu: It definitely is. Ethical hacking requires a lot of technical knowledge, as well as the ability to think creatively and critically. And it's important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and techniques in the field.
Shamu: Yeah, no kidding. Well, I'm glad we have ethical hackers out there working to keep our systems and data safe. Thanks for explaining it to me, Ramu.

Ramu: No problem, Shamu. It's always important to educate people about the role of ethical hacking in keeping our digital world secure.
Shamu: So, Ramu, you mentioned a few different tasks that ethical hackers do, like penetration testing and vulnerability assessments. Could you explain more about what those are?

Ramu: Sure, Shamu. Penetration testing, also known as pen testing, is when an ethical hacker simulates a cyber attack on a computer system or network to test its defenses and identify vulnerabilities. It's a way to see how well the system can withstand a real attack.
Shamu: Okay, I see. And what about vulnerability assessments?

Ramu: A vulnerability assessment is a process of identifying, classifying, and prioritizing vulnerabilities in a system or network. It's a way to identify weaknesses that could potentially be exploited by a hacker.
Shamu: Got it. And what is a security assessment?

Ramu: A security assessment is an evaluation of the security of a system or network, including the identification and assessment of vulnerabilities. It's a more comprehensive look at the overall security posture of a system.
Shamu: Okay, I think I understand. So ethical hackers perform these tasks to help organizations improve their security and protect against cyber attacks.

Ramu: That's right, Shamu. Ethical hacking is a valuable tool for organizations to use to identify and fix vulnerabilities before they can be exploited by malicious hackers. It's an important part of maintaining a strong cybersecurity posture.
Shamu: So, Ramu, I'm curious - how much do ethical hackers make as a salary?

Ramu: It can vary depending on the specific role and the level of experience. In India, ethical hackers with entry-level positions may start at a salary of around 400,000 INR per year. More experienced ethical hackers, such as those with management responsibilities, can earn salaries of up to 1,500,000 INR or more per year.
Shamu: Wow, that's a pretty wide range. What factors influence the salary of an ethical hacker?

Ramu: There are a few different factors that can influence an ethical hacker's salary. These include the specific role they are in, their level of education and experience, the company they work for, and the location of the job. In general, ethical hackers who have advanced degrees and a strong skill set tend to earn higher salaries.
Shamu: That makes sense. So what are some common roles that ethical hackers might have?

Ramu: Some common roles for ethical hackers include penetration testers, security analysts, and cybersecurity consultants. Each of these roles has its own set of responsibilities and job requirements, and the salaries can vary accordingly.
Shamu: Interesting. Thanks for explaining it to me, Ramu.

Ramu: No problem, Shamu. I'm happy to help.
Shamu: So, Ramu, I'm interested in learning more about ethical hacking. Do you have any recommendations for where I can start?

Ramu: Sure, Shamu. There are a few different ways you can learn about ethical hacking. One option is to take an online course or a workshop. There are a lot of resources available online that can teach you the basics of ethical hacking.
Shamu: Actually, I studied ethical hacking at Certisured, one of Bangalore's best institutes. They have great infrastructure, with state-of-the-art classrooms and a comprehensive curriculum. It's the top-rated choice for amateurs like myself who want to learn about ethical hacking.

Ramu: That sounds like a great place to learn. It's always a good idea to get hands-on training and practice in a classroom setting, rather than just learning online. And it's great to hear that Certisured has a strong reputation for their ethical hacking program.
Shamu: Yeah, it really is a top-notch institute. The instructors are all highly experienced and knowledgeable, and they do a great job of explaining the concepts in a way that's easy to understand. Plus, the hands-on exercises and projects really helped me to solidify my understanding of the material.

Ramu: That's great to hear, Shamu. It's always a good idea to get as much practical experience as possible when learning a new skill. It sounds like Certisured is a great place to learn about ethical hacking.

about the author

Barnaba Daniel is a Cyber Security Analyst with Analogica Software development PVT LTD. He also mentors young Cyber Security students with Certisured EdTech. Barnaba is highly passionate about Hacking and Cyber Security.