As the Internet has come to be a prime communicate for social networking for the masses and for commercial activities, the criminal justice system has become more interested in asserting authority over it and the activities of those who use it. Many companies and organizations have enlisted the idea of “ethical hacking” for cyber security. The practice ethical hacking involves testing an organization’s network for vulnerability to outside attacks. Ethical hacking is key to strengthening network security, and it’s one of the most desired stills for any computer science security professional.
The goal of this course is to help you master a repeatable, documentable penetration testing methodology that can be used in an ethical penetration testing or hacking situation. A security hacker is someone who seeks to breach defenses and exploit weaknesses in a computer system or network. Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, such as profit, protest, challenge, recreation, or to evaluate system weaknesses to assist in formulating defenses against potential hackers. While these hacking skills can be used for malicious purposes, this class teaches students how to use the same hacking techniques to perform an ethical hack for an organization. Ethical Hacking is same phenomena as hacking but it will do for the safety of you are company web server or website or a software. It is a method or mechanism to stop hacker from hacking by removing the hole from a system or from a website or from a server so that no hacker can inter in a system or in a website or in a server by using those holes. In this course, students will learn the ability to quantitatively assess and measure threats to information assets; and discover how and why an organization is vulnerable to hacking.
Computer hacking often revolves around information. Organizations steal information such as research, business strategies, financial reports and more from one another through hacking operations. Digitized client databases also fall victim to hacking, with hackers stealing names, addresses, emails and even financial information from organizations. Such a loss of information to a small business may cost a competitive edge or the complete loss of a client base, effectively ruining the organization. Computer hacking pervades global society in the digital age. The act of breaking into a secure computer network serves many purposes, from corporate espionage to blatant theft and political insubordination. Computer hacking affects organizations in a variety of ways — some universal, others specific to the nature of the reason for hacking and the business in question. The direction of hacking — whether the organization hacks or gets hacked — also has an effect.
Video: A Day in the life of an Ethical Hacker
Real Life Example
In 2011, a security breach by unauthorized intruders into NASDAQ is an example of the kind of breaches directed against important financial infrastructure and illustrates the difficulty of determining clear attribution. The FBI has identified the most significant cyber threats to our nation as those with high intent and high capability to inflict damage or death in the U.S., to illicitly acquire assets, or to illegally obtain sensitive or classified U.S. military, intelligence, or economic information.
Most recently, the need for increase cyber security has been heavily discoursed on the highest level of US government during the 2016 presidential election cycle. Russia, a fierce adversary of the US, has been accused (with damaging facts) of attempting to influence the national election by releasing documents obtained by breaching the Democratic National Committee email system along with other governmental agencies. This act of theft highlights the vulnerability and risks of our founding principles by undermining our democracy. In addition, there is growing concerns about vulnerabilities at the electronic ballot box due cybercrimes that may overturn a national election.