May 17, 2006
Infosec Writers has published an interesting paper on the topic of ethical hacking.
From the abstract:
One of the fastest growing areas in network security, and certainly an area that generates much discussion, is that of ethical hacking. The purpose of this study is to examine the literature regarding how private sectors and educational institutions are addressing the growing demand for ethical hacking instruction. The study will also examine the opportunity for community colleges in providing this type of instruction. The discussion will conclude with a proposed model of ethical hacking instruction that will be used to teach a course in the summer semester of 2006 through the continuing education department at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute within the North Carolina Community College System.
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Thanks for sharing such a nice information.
Ethical hacking ,also known as penetration testing or white-hat hacking, involves the same tools, tricks, and techniques that hackers use, but with one major difference that Ethical hacking is legal. Ethical hacking is performed with the target’s permission. The intent of ethical hacking is to discover vulnerabilities from a hacker’s viewpoint so systems can be better secured. It’s part of an overall information risk management program that allows for ongoing security improvements. Ethical hacking can also ensure that vendors’ claims about the security of their products are legitimate.
A hacker is a person who is interested in a particular subject and have an immense knowledge on that subject. In the world of computers a hacker is a person intensely interested in the arcane and recondite workings of any computer operating system. Most often, hackers are programmers with advance knowledge of operating systems and programming languages. Eric Raymond, compiler of "The New Hacker's Dictionary", defines a hacker as a clever programmer.
By the way for more information on Professional Training and Certification for Ethical Hacking check this link: http://www.eccouncil.org/certification/certified_ethical_hacker.aspx
Posted by: smith | May 4, 2010 11:40:31 PM