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20 Mar, 2024
Why the demand to learn ethical hacking is increasing in 2024?

No one in the world does not use Google. You must have seen on Google the hot news on the latest cyber-attacks, data theft, Man-in-the-Middle attacks, DDoS attacks, State-Sponsored cybersecurity attacks and in addition to all these news, you must also know that the demand for cybersecurity in every organization is increasing at a fast rate. "We are hiring for Security Analyst", "On-Site Job vacancy for Penetration Tester" etc. The demand for cybersecurity professionals in India is expected to exceed 1 million whereas Global cybercrime losses are estimated to cost up to $10.5 trillion annually by 2025. Every year the demand for ethical hacking experts is growing exponentially witnessing an increase of 85 per cent.

If you are a 10+2 passed student and want to make your career path in cyber security, then surely you have opened Google or YouTube and typed "How can I start learning Ethical Hacking?", "Top Institute for Ethical Hacking near me". Before you get confused, let me take you to the juicy part of Ethical Hacking through this blog. From this deep drive, you will get to know what is Ethical Hacking, who can choose this subject as his/her career, where to study and the prestigious and lucrative future that is waiting for you.

What is Ethical Hacking?

It is defined as a legal attempt to gain unauthorised access to a computer system, application or data and the aspect of carrying out an ethical hack involves replicating the techniques and habits of hostile attackers. With the extensive use of the internet and modern technologies, there is a massive challenge in protecting all our digital data. Within a day more than 50,0000 computers are infected across 180 countries.

Why Ethical Hacking?

You will learn about ethical hacking so that you can build cyber defences by decreasing loopholes so that cybercriminals cannot enter into the sphere of any sector. Now, you may think, can one directly start learning Ethical Hacking without any prior knowledge? The answer is NO. To understand Ethical Hacking completely in the right approach, you must have basic knowledge of computer networks, databases, server-side programming, OSI model, TCP/UDP, Internet Protocol, differences between HTTP and HTTPS, how OS works, JSON data format. You must know at least one programming language like C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, and Perl to design solutions and then you can analyse the vulnerability. Python is easy to learn and developers are using this language at a large level.

You need to know the core concepts of an ethical hacker. This is a major field. Every day new attack, and new development. The basic things that you must learn about the 5 phases of ethical hacking to become a logical ethical hacker. 1) Reconnaissance, 2) Scanning, 3) Gaining access, 4) Maintaining access & 5) Covering tracks.

How to start learning ethical hacking? All beginners search on YouTube and the first thing they usually find is "Hack your buddy's Facebook in 5 Seconds", "Start Hacking with Android" and many more. If you are influenced by these funny videos then you are indirectly supporting bad actors. WELCOME! Don't make this mistake rather kickstart your journey into the world of Ethical Hacking by using online resources or go for skill development short-term courses or some global certification courses from a reputed Ethical Hacking training institute.

If you are reading this blog now and if you are in Kolkata, then we can say that Kolkata is growing up with challenging cybersecurity skills. For example, the Indian School of Ethical Hacking, ISOEH offers a lot of Ethical Hacking courses like the Diploma in Ethical Hacking, PG Diploma in Advance Cyber Security, CEHv12, Web Application Penetration Testing, Network Penetration Testing, and CCNA. They also provide EC-Council and CompTIA's global certification programmes. You can gain practical knowledge with Hands-on examples through the Expert-led session with advanced tools and technologies. You can go for career counselling to set up the mindset that is required for starting a journey to a global ethical hacker. Learn the art of exploitation in such a way so that you can analyse an entire organisation and can say what kind of vulnerabilities exist to make a cybercriminal happy to collect information, what an attacker will do with leaked data, and the best and strongest way to fix the issue. Thus, you can stay one step ahead of potential threats.


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