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The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a long-standing professional certification organization for IT Professionals. The EC-Council's goal is to provide support for individuals who create and maintain security and IT systems.

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What is Ethical Hacking aka White Hat Hacking?

Ethical hacking describes hacking performed by an individual or group of individuals, usually hired by companies or governments, to help identify potential threats on a computer or network. An ethical hacker attempts to bypass system security and search for any weak points that could be exploited by malicious hackers. Ethical Hacking, often applied in a method called Penetration Testing, is an act of forceful access into systems or networks to discover threats which may be exploited by malicious actors resulting in the loss of data, financial loss, or other major damages. Ethical hacking refers to the process of locating these weaknesses and vulnerabilities by duplicating the intent and actions of those they are seeking to counter. Watch this webinar on EC-Council Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) Trends.


How to Become a Certified Ethical Hacker

Start with the basics: Earn your A+ Certification and get a tech support position. After some experience and additional certification (Network+ or CCNA), move up to a network support or admin role, and then to network engineer after a few years.

Next, or if you are already a few years into your IT career, put some time into earning security certifications (Security+, CISSP, or TICSA) and find an information security position. While you're there, try to concentrate on penetration testing and get some experience with the tools of the trade. Then work toward the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification. The CEH training course costs $3,395 and lasts for 40 hours over 5 days. At that point, you can start marketing yourself as an ethical hacker.

Networking know-how is vital; but make sure that you gain experience in related areas as well. Discover and play with Unix/Linux commands and distributions. Make sure you also learn some programming such as C/C++, Python, LISP, Ruby, Perl, or Java, and spend some time with databases such as SQL.

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Certified Ethical Hacker Prerequisites

The Certified Ethical Hacking training course will significantly benefit security officers, auditors, security professionals, site administrators, and anyone who is concerned about the integrity of the network infrastructure. In order to be prepared, you'll want to ensure you have some exposure to the basics of information gathering, attacking computers or servers, wireless attacks, and social engineering. The certifications that form the building blocks of cybersecurity knowledge, such as CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+, while not necessary are helpful in preparing you to take the CEH.

Find out if Ethical Hacking might be right for you.



What is a Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator? (CHFI)

Computer Investigation techniques are being used by police, government, and corporate entities globally, and many of them turn to EC-Council for the Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator CHFI Certification Program. A CHFI is responsible for obtaining information from remote servers, computers, flash drives, and other forms of data storage devices. A forensic analyst works with both law enforcement agencies as well as private organizations in hunting down criminal evidence hidden in the virtual world and tracing the evidence back to its owner in the real world.

In order to press criminal charges, the analyst will also, at times, have to personally testify in court to confirm the veracity of the evidence. All areas of cybercrime, from financial fraud, destruction of evidence, infringement of intellectual property, to corporate theft come under the surveillance of a Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator. The world of cyber security is witnessing a huge demand for skilled computer hacking forensic investigators (CHFI). With the citizens of the internet coming up with new ways every day to use the digital world for the purposes of hoodwinking strangers and performing crimes while sitting safely behind their computers, another army has risen on the other side that has been entrusted with the task of keeping virtual crimes in check.

Learn more about computer forensics here.


How to Become a Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

A job with the kind of high pay and specialized skill set offered by a computer hacking investigator needs proper certification. The CHFI certificate is used to confirm the candidate’s skills in terms of cybersecurity and detection of an intruder's presence, as well as tracking the criminal back to his home computer, and gathering evidence to charge him with the crime. 


CHFI Prerequisites

The work of a computer hacking forensic investigator asks for highly skilled professionals with an excellent and intimate knowledge of cyber security. Candidates must also possess excellent auditing and reporting skills. They must possess the know-how to immediately detect a security breach and take steps to recover. A great deal of patience is required in order to sift through the mountain of information on the web to find evidence of a cybercrime. The ideal candidate to become a CHFI professional include:
  • Those involved in the field of defense and security.
  • Those familiar with the virtual world and online security issues.
  • Professionals from the world of banking and insurance.
  • Professionals with some experience in law and legal aid.
  • Government officials and IT persons with experience in dealing with cybercrimes.
  • Law enforcement personnel



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