In the present world where cyber attackers are well equipped with state-of-the-art and sophisticated technologies, the risk for hacks and security braches is at its peak. For this particular reason, security protocols need to be in place. And what is better than countering hacking with hacking itself. This is where Ethical Hacking comes to play. This highly technical job is aimed to prevent security breaches, and being government approved, the pay is pretty high.
In this Ethical hacking & Cyber security tutorial you will be able to get a clear idea on what is Ethical hacking, System hacking types, Footprinting, Ethical hacking enumeration, Network scanning, Threats from malware, Sniffing attacks, Social engineering attacks, Session hijacking, Hacking web servers and applications, SQL injection, Wireless network hacking, Mobile platform hacking, avoiding firewall and honeypot and various Encryption techniques.
There was a huge data breach of 50 million Facebook accounts recently happened in March 2018 by a firm known as Cambridge Analytic a which harvested data for US Election Predictions. The data breach came to limelight and Facebook was levied a fine since they didn’t protect user details and due to their lack of transparency in the system. Imagine such a big firm like Facebook is susceptible to such data breach, so Cyber security is an important measure for every organization. Cyber security is used to avoid the data breaches, protect the integrity of networks and systems from attacks.
|Unauthorized Intrusion into a system or network.||Authorized method to find out the vulnerabilities of the system.|
|It is illegal.||It is legal.|
|Black hat hackers perform hacking.||White hat hackers perform ethical hacking.|
|Performed by a group of people who want to steal data, money from the organization.||Performed by the employee of the organization to prevent real time hacking.|
The first worm program was written in 1986 by a software programmer. The worm program was used to shut down the systems which are connected to the internet. Also in 1994, two groups were arrested for illegal access of 100 computers and bank accounts.
The history of Cyber security initially started as a research project, when a guy Bob Thomas designed a “Creeper” to move between the terminals of ARPANET and a guy Ray Tomlinson replicated a similar program named “Reaper” (similar to antivirus software) to delete Creeper.
This tutorial is designed with a similar perspective facilitating a large number of people, business groups and IT organizations to help and create awareness about hacking and benefits of cybersecurity for the organizations to prevent any loss in business.
Intellipaat’s Ethical hacking tutorial is a complete learning package that lists its top features and help you know better about ethical hacking and cybersecurity to prevent hacking and improve organization’s security performance. This tutorial will help you to learn about various techniques and tools used for ethically penetrating the organization and protecting the infrastructure.
There are no prerequisites for taking this training course. If you have a basic understanding of software coding and programming logic then it is beneficial.
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