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    What Is Ethical Hacking?

    The cyber security sector is growing massively right now, and ethical hackers are in demand. / ITgovernance
    I have just completed my (CEH) version 10 certification as an Ethical Hacker last month related to cybernetic attacks, Internet of Things (IoT) and penetration. Nowadays, hacking is one of the most powerful weapons available to alter the events and swing the general perception! 

    The CEH version 10 and now then version 11 that covers the latest commercial-grade hacking tools, techniques, and methodologies used by hackers and information security professionals to lawfully hack an organization. CEH v11 covers more than 500 new threats and vulnerability scenarios includes APT, Fileless Malware, Web API Threats, Webhooks, Web Shell, OT Attacks, Cloud Attacks, AI, ML, and much more.

    (compared to version 9) added new topics such as Internet of Things (IoT), real-world Vulnerability Assessment, New Emerging Attack Vectors (Cloud, AI, ML).

    Ethical hacking (or penetration testing) is the exploitation of an IT system with the permission of its owner to determine its vulnerabilities and weak points. It is an effective way of testing and validating an organisation’s cyber security position.

    The results of ethical hacking are typically used to recommend preventive and corrective countermeasures that mitigate the risk of a cyber attack.

    To find out more about the vital information you need to deal with the threats presented by hacking and crimeware, and how to safeguard your online information from criminal hackers, read our bestselling An Introduction to Hacking and Crimeware – A Pocket Guide.


    Is ethical hacking legal?

    Yes. An ethical hacker is someone who is trusted to attempt to penetrate an organisation’s networks and computer systems. They have the same knowledge and tools as a criminal hacker, but their work is conducted in a lawful manner.

    Attacking and defending

    Protecting systems and networks requires a broad understanding of attack strategies and in-depth knowledge of criminal hackers’ tactics, tools and motivations. Effective ethical hacking is based on knowledge of the system network, equipment, user interaction, policies, procedures, physical security and business culture. The rise of social engineering attacks demands that every tester is also aware of the organisation and habits of its IT users (staff).


    The EC-Council (International Council of E-Commerce Consultants) is a member-based organisation that certifies individuals in e-business and information security skills. It developed the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) programme, as well as many other certification schemes offered in more than 87 countries globally.

    IT Governance is an EC-Council ATC (Accredited Training Centre), providing the best instructor-led exam preparation experience possible for the CEH qualification.

    Certified Ethical Hacker qualification

    Launched in 2003 by the EC-Council, the CEH qualification is globally recognised as the credential of choice for those looking to develop a senior career as an ethical hacker or penetration tester.

    Its purposes are to:

    1. Establish and govern minimum standards for qualifying professional information security specialists in ethical hacking measures;
    2. Inform the public that credentialed individuals meet or exceed the minimum requirements; and
    3. Reinforce ethical hacking as a unique and self-regulating profession.

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