How To Become An Ethical Hacker in 2024

In this article, we will discuss How to become an Ethical Hacker in 2024. Is ethical hacking even good for the future? What is the current demand for ethical hacking?
Nowadays, as the use of the internet is increasing daily, there are various methods of stealing information on the internet. Many people’s information is stolen and misused by hackers. Big companies hire hackers to protect this information from theft or misuse.

Hackers have to secure any device that is connected to the internet. It can be mobile, computer, software, or hardware. if there is any loophole in the system it is the job of the hacker to fix it. Hackers tell the company how they can keep their user data safe. Currently, the work of hackers is to ensure that people’s data is safe due to the use of mobile phones, computers, and the Internet.

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How many types of hackers are there?

There are three types of hackers:

  • Black Hat Hackers.
  • Grey hat Hackers.
  • White Hat Hackers.

Best courses for Ethical Hacking

There is currently no specific course in Ethical hacking, but various educational institutions conduct courses on hacking. After class 10th or 12th, there are several certification courses in ethical hacking. They are discussed below –

CourseDurationFees
EC-Council- Certified Ethical Hacker + CEH Master5 days 87,000 -1,40,000
EC-Council- Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator Certification (CHFI)5 days 87,000 – 1,40,000
GIAC- Cyber Security Certification6 days98,000 – 1,45,000
GIAC- Certified Forensic Analyst6 daysINR 1,45,000
GIAC- Certified Penetration Tester6 daysINR 1,45,000
GIAC- Certified Intrusion Analyst6 daysINR 1,45,000
CEH v12 – Certified Ethical Hacking Course6 monthsINR 49,999

Top skills for Ethical hacker

  • Computer Networking Skills
  • Programming Skills 
  • Database Management Systems (DBMS) Skills
  • Linux Skills
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Cryptography Skills
  • Problem-solving Skills
  • SQL skills 

Salary of an Ethical Hacker

Ethical hacking is one of the in-demand careers in today’s world. Currently, every company needs hackers to protect their database. This is why hackers get paid more. As of March 2024 according to Glassdoor the average salary for an ethical hacker in India is 51,320 per month. As per Glassdoor Tesla pays a hacker around 167,552 dollars. According to the Bureau of labor and statistics (BLS), the growth of ethical hacking jobs is 33% between 2020 and 2030.

Highest paying job roles of Ethical hacker

  • Systems auditor 
  • Security analyst 
  • Encryption specialist 
  • Secure programmer 
  • Security manager 
  • Network security specialist 
  • System security architect 
  • Ethical hacker 
  • System administrator 

Conclusion

Ethical hacking is a growing field. I think if you are searching for high-paying jobs in IT fields then it would be the right choice for you because the demand for hackers is so high.

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