Last year ethical hacking was estimated to be a US$ 3.8 billion industry in the US alone. According to Nasscom, India will require at least 77,000 ethical hackers every year whereas we are producing only 15,000 in a year, currently. Ethical hacking is growing at a tremendous pace and offers a plethora of lucrative job opportunities.
The Process of breaking into computers without malicious intent, simply to find security hazards and report them to the people responsible
Hacker: A person who enjoys exploring the details of programmable systems and how to stretch their capabilities, as opposed to most users, who prefer to learn only the minimum necessary.
Cracker: A cracker is Person who breaks into someone else computer system, often on a network; bypasses passwords or licenses in computer programs; or in other ways intentionally breaches computer security.
Ethical Hacker: An ethical hacker is a computer & network expert who attacks a security system on behalf of its owners, seeking vulnerabilities that a malicious hacker could exploit.
Ethical hacking, also known as penetration testing, intrusion testing or red teaming is used to find loopholes in an IT system and break into it. An ethical hacker is a computer and network expert who attacks a security system on behalf of its owners, seeking vulnerabilities that a malicious hacker could exploit. This work is ethical because it is performed to increase the safety of the computer systems, but only at the request of the company that owns the system and specifically to prevent others from attacking it. With the increasing use of the internet, it has become an essential part of IT security industry today.