Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Paid Hacker - Dream Job for Many?

My husband works in IT, so even though I’m not really a very technical person myself, I can’t help but be interested in IT matters. Then again, there are just some things that are intriguing in themselves. Take for instance the matter of hacking. Did you know that you could actually study to be a hacker at EC-Council? Even better, when you are done, big companies will actually pay you good money to be their hacker? IT Security is an important and serious matter after all. Nevertheless, it’ll be like being allowed and even paid to do something you are not normally supposed to. This job should be perfect for those who love to crack codes and work out puzzles. Anyway, hacking is not always criminal. To be able to protect a site or a network from being hacked, the IT Security department should know how to hack themselves. After all, they have to understand what a hacker knows to do and how he goes about doing it. This is where ethical hacking comes in. Take an iClass at EC-Council and you will learn all that you need to know about the topic. Alongside Ethical Hacking are other categories on offer such as Security Fundamentals, Penetration Testing, Computer Forensics, Disaster Recovery, and Secure Programming.