Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
Ethical hacking and Penetration Testing is an extremely valuable job skill that the more applications, the more website, the more software that is created, the more ethical hackers are needed to keep these things secure, to proactively find the vulnerabilities before real hackers or black hat hackers find them.
This is a very valuable job skill that you can work on Upwork and other websites online, and you can get a full-time job in this almost anywhere in the world. You can see people right here on Upwork earning a fortune and earning great hourly rates all over the world to do ethical hacking.
Would you like to learn how to use python for ethical hacking from Kali Linux installation to basic scripts and coding your own tools because this knowledge can be useful for you to advance your ethical hacking career?
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Students completing this course may transfer credits to undergraduate courses and can be found at the Cambridge Intercontinental University website. Cambridge Intercontinental University has been awarded Full Accreditation from EUAS – Euro Universal Accreditation Systems ‘USA. To learn more >> about CIU Accreditation and Recognition
- How To Set Up Virtual Environment
- Learn The Kali Linux Basics & Advance Skills
- Discover Vulnerabilities On Target Machines
- How To Perform Vulnerability Analysis
- How To Perform Vulnerability Analysis
- Ethically Hack Into Wireless Network
- How To Use Code Hacking Tools
- Using Advance Manual SQL Injection
- Web Penetration Testing
- Launch Various System Hacking Tricks
Why Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing?
The term Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing, sometimes also called Penetration Testing, is an act of identifying the weak points and vulnerabilities in the system security which are prone to intrusion. In other words, ethical hacking is the process in which the possible entry points of a system are recognized from which a malicious attacker can enter the system and steal sensitive information pertaining to business, research, or anything eventually resulting in the damage or loss of data, financial losses or other losses to the security infrastructure. The objective of Ethical Hacking is to enhance the security of the system or a network by fixing the weak points and vulnerabilities that were identified during the testing. There are professionals involved in Ethical Hacking and are known as Ethical Hackers. These professionals often make use of the same strategies and tools that are used by malicious hackers but the difference is that the ethical hackers use them purposely with permission from an authorized entity, to identify the system vulnerabilities and improve the security of the system. They not only identify these flaws but report them to the higher management as well. Ethical Hackers are also known as “White Hat”.
- Basic IT Skills are helpful before enrolling – but not necessary
- Anyone who wants to make a career in the Cybersecurity domain
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What is Penetration Testing
A penetration test, or pen test, is an attempt to evaluate the security of an IT infrastructure by safely trying to exploit vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may exist in operating systems, services and application flaws, improper configurations, or risky end-user behavior. Such assessments are also useful in validating the efficacy of defensive mechanisms, as well as end-user adherence to security policies.
Penetration testing is typically performed using manual or automated technologies to systematically compromise servers, endpoints, web applications, wireless networks, network devices, mobile devices and other potential points of exposure. Once vulnerabilities have been successfully exploited on a particular system, testers may attempt to use the compromised system to launch subsequent exploits at other internal resources, specifically by trying to incrementally achieve higher levels of security clearance and deeper access to electronic assets and information via privilege escalation.
Information about any security vulnerabilities successfully exploited through penetration testing is typically aggregated and presented to IT and network system managers to help those professionals make strategic conclusions and prioritize related remediation efforts. The fundamental purpose of penetration testing is to measure the feasibility of systems or end-user compromise and evaluate any related consequences such incidents may have on the involved resources or operations.
- Lectures 71
- Quizzes 0
- Duration Lifetime access
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 546
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes