Certified Ethical Hackers: Stopping cybercrime in its tracks
Cyberattacks are all too common in today’s world and they do not come without consequences. In recent years, millions of people’s personal information have been put at risk in attacks on major companies like Equifax and Marriott Hotels and according to Norton, a cyberattack costs a U.S. company on average almost $8 million. For those looking to join the fight against cybercrime, one of the first steps in becoming a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).
With data like this, it is no wonder that the demand for cyber warriors who can combat criminals looking to steal information and money is on the rise. Intellectual Point offers the CEH official course and the certification exam. Is becoming a CEH certified right for you? Let’s find out.
According to the EC Council, the organization that sets the CEH curriculum and standards, a Certified Ethical Hacker is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful and legitimate manner to assess the security posture of a target system(s). The CEH credential certifies individuals in the specific network security discipline of Ethical Hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective.
So what’s the purpose of CEH certification? Perhaps most importantly, CEH certification establishes and governs the minimum standard for credentialing professional information security specialists in ethical hacking measures. In other words, to stop hackers, you must think like a hacker. Aside from setting ethical hacking standards, CEH certification also establishes ethical hacking as a unique and self-regulating profession that is important for keeping our cyberspace safe.
You might wonder: who is this certification for? The EC Council notes that this certification greatly benefits security officers, auditors, security professionals, site administrators and anyone who is concerned about the integrity of network infrastructure. Security experts have designed over 140 labs which mimic real-time scenarios in the course to help you “live” through an attack as if it were real and provide you with access to over 2200 commonly used hacking tools to immerse you into the hacker world.
Becoming an Ethical Hacker:
So what is the best way to become a Certified Ethical Hacker? The EC Council recommends taking an official CEH course. At Intellectual Point, CEH is one of our most popular courses and we offer the 5-day class frequently. Our expert instructors will provide you with the information and hands-on training you need to pass your CEH exam and be on your way to stopping cybercrime in its tracks.
Do you want to launch your IT career? Let Intellectual Point help you. Visit us at intellectualpoint.com or call 703.554.3827 to learn more.