22 April, 2009

Pursue A Course in Ethical Hacking!

Is there such a thing as ethical hacking ? Believe it or not, I just found out that there is! And further there is a reputable online course forEthical Hacking available for anyone interested at EC-Council ! Ethical Hacking is something relatively new in Africa but a necessity for the IT Security of all companies especially those dealing in e-commerce or those that have sensitive information which if accessed by hackers would lead to terrible losses!

By Definition an Ethical Hacker is a trustworthy individual who has been engaged by an organisation with the task of undertaking to penetrate its networks and/or computer systems using the same methods as a Hacker would. This is usually done under contract and authority since as we all know in most legal systems hacking is outlawed and a felony. The idea is for the hacker to test the system and pinpoint weaknesses which can then be resolved! Thus the need to Certified Ethical Hackers who can be engaged by businesses in the attempt to beef up the network security from infiltration!

Just how imagine how cool it would be for you as an individual to
help companies tighten their IT security by being an Ethical Hacker?

Now the most interesting bit is that you do not have to travel abroad in order to attend the class you can actually attend the class from the comfort of your own home by registering online for the next interactive iclass! The EC -Council offer various courses that may prove vial for many organisations , the courses may touch on
Secure Coding,Security Fundamentals ,Ethical Hacking ,Penetration Testing,Disaster Recovery,Secure Programming or Computer Forensic Investigation! I am certain organizations Such as Safaricoms Mpesa Service and Zains Zap , will try their best to ensure the integrity of their platforms lest their mobile money transfer services be hacked by nefarious individuals !

To find out more about ethical hacking and why this service is important for your network security and business please visit the following links:

1. http://www.eccouncil.org/ceh.htm
2. http://iclass.eccouncil.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=68&Itemid=91

The integrity and security of an organisations IT system can not simply be left to chance.Cyber crime and hacking is a reality! Information is an asset to be protected and if lost the same must be retrieved and restored by a qualified expert!



  1. Hey thanks a lot for sharing such a nice and informative information.
    Ethical hackers or white hats are good guys who attack the networks by owners permission looking for vulnerable points and reports back the problems or weak points of system of which a hacker can take advantage of.

    By the way for more information on Ethical Hacking check this link: http://www.eccouncil.org/certification/certified_ethical_hacker.aspx



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