The Ultimate Guide to Ethical Hacking

Penetration testing and ethical hacking are often used interchangeably when people talk about networking and cybersecurity. Currently, the demand for cybersecurity professionals such as ethical hackers and penetration testers far outweighs the supply.

This is great news for anyone looking to learn about various hacking techniques and work towards being a cybersecurity professional. Understanding why ethical hacking is important and how it differs from the maliciously or criminally motivated hacker is an important first step for anyone that wants to pursue a career in cybersecurity.

This ultimate guide to ethical hacking will help you get started and provide you with recommendations on what you should look at when learning and practicing. Ethical hacking takes a lot of discipline, both in terms of technique and learning, so it is vital that anyone considering this career path takes it very seriously and dedicates the relevant time and resources to it that it deserves. It can lead to a fulfilling and rewarding profession.

Who was this Guide made for?

Anybody that has an interest in ethical hacking and cybersecurity! If you have an interest in learning techniques about ethical hacking, the educational opportunities around ethical hacking, or just want some tips and tricks related to ethical hacking, then you will want to keep reading.

We will answer some of the burning questions you might have about the profession as well as what educational track you should consider as a penetration tester or ethical hacker. Here are some frequently asked questions about ethical hacking and pentesting.

What are the different kinds of hackers?

There are a few general terms that people use to differentiate between groups of hackers, including:

  1. Script kiddies: You can think of this group of hackers as a class of ‘wannabes.” They generally will not have much of their (Read more...)

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