How to Become Ethical Hacker
Skills Required to Become an Ethical Hacker
An ethical hacker should have in-depth knowledge about all the systems, networks, program codes, security measures, etc.
Knowledge of programming: It is required for security professionals working in the field of application security and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
Scripting knowledge: This is required for professionals dealing with network-based attacks and host-based attacks.
Networking skills: This skill is important because threats mostly originate from networks. You should know about all of the devices present in the network, how they are connected, and how to identify if they are compromised.
Understanding of databases: Attacks are mostly targeted at databases. Knowledge of database management systems such as SQL will help you to effectively inspect operations carried out in databases. Knowledge of multiple platforms like Windows, Linux, Unix, etc.
The ability to work with different hacking tools available in the market.
Knowledge of search engines and servers.