Friday, May 15, 2009
Get paid to be a hacker
A white hat is a hero or the good guy, especially in computing slang, where it refers to an ethical hacker or penetration tester who focuses on IT Security. Such people are employed by companies where these professionals are sometimes called "sneakers".Groups of these people are often called tiger teams or red teams.The goal of the Ethical Hacking team is to help the organization take preemptive measures against malicious attacks by attacking the system using techniques it thinks an unethical hacker would use; all the while staying within legal limits. This philosophy stems from the proven practice of trying to catch a thief, by thinking like a thief. As technology advances and organizations depend on technology, information assets have evolved into critical components of survival. A Certified Ethical Hacker is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker.Companies today are looking forward to hire as many as ethical hackers to protect their valuable information from the breech of the hackers. It is a pleasure to wake up to the fact that hackers can even protect your information! EC-Council provides training on fundamentals of ethical hacking online and even offline.