What is Ethical Hacking and how do I become an Ethical Hacker

By | January 26, 2010

Ethical Hacking or Penetration Testing is a way of identifying and evaluating security weaknesses in a computer system or network buy simulating a malicious attack, but instead of using this for evil J like a traditional hacker(or cracker) you present the weaknesses to whoever is responsible for the system to allow them to resolve the weakness before it is used to breach the security of the system. The person who carries out the ethical hacking is known as a Ethical Hacker or Penetration tester.

How do you become an Ethical Hacker/Penetration Tester?

There are 2 certifications that certify individuals skills as an Ethical Hacker the CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) and CPTS (Certified Penetration Testing Specialist/Engineer). Both are widely recognised and respected certifications globally.


Who delivers the training and what is their background?

New Horizons Deliver the training in Ireland and we work a security specialist US organisation called Mile2 to deliver these courses at our Dublin office.

Mile2 was developed in response to the threat of corporate and national information security attacks in the aftermath of 9/11. Mile2 designs, develops, and delivers Information Security training and consulting services that meet military, government, private sector and institutional specifications. Mile2’s penetration testing training and consulting has become the de facto standard for the European and US military. Mile2 has serviced the Royal and US Air Force, Marines, Army and National Guard, United Nations, NATO, European Military and Government personnel, along with a large number of fortune 100 companies. In addition, m2 has served over 6000 private sector organizations and individuals in the finance, banking, insurance, oil and gas, telecommunications, charities, banking, insurance, health, communications, transport, law enforcement and education outsourcing and education industries that place a high premium on Information Security.

Certified Pen Testing Specialist (CPTS)/Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) training running February 15th in Dublin.

Click here for a course outline.

We currently have a special offer of 20% off and additional 5% for our blog readers who sign up in January.

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