Job Profile: Ethical Hacker
Posted on Friday, July 22, 2022 by Faye Copp — No comments
Pathway: Ethical Hacking/Penetration Testing Pathway
Penetration testers, also known as ‘ethical hackers’ - or the good guys. Experienced in probing for vulnerabilities that hackers might be able to exploit to gather secure data and intelligence. It's a rewarding career path. Does this sound like a career you might be interested in? Read on to discover what skills and experience you need.
WHAT DOES AN ETHICAL HACKER DO?
The purpose of ethical hacking is to test the security of a system or network's infrastructure. An ethical hacker will attempt to bypass system security, and find and expose any weak points that could be taken advantage of by a malicious hacker. Vulnerabilities are typically found in improper system configuration and in hardware or software flaws.
HOW MUCH DOES A ETHICAL HACKER MAKE IN THE UK?
The average salary expectations are: £30,000 - £50,000+.
IS ETHICAL HACKING THE RIGHT CAREER PATH FOR ME?
This is a great career if you are looking for a rewarding job that makes a positive impact - with the chance to earn a highly competitive salary. Ethical hackers are also in high-demand so this is a great time to begin this career path. Those who have taken an ethical hacking bootcamp - or those who can think outside the box and who can keep calm under pressure will be a perfect fit.
Soft skills required
Hard skills required
Ethical Hacking: Beginner to Advanced
Desire to help build and maintain the team though internal training, building our infrastructure and tooling or helping to plan and execute engagements
UDEMY Complete Ethical Hacking Bootcamp 2022 Zero to Mastery
Crest Registered Pen Tester Qualification
If you want to climb the Ethical Hacking career ladder, the most common route of progression is to work towards becoming a Senior Ethical Hacker.
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