Let’s start by answering the second question, first. CEH – Certified Ethical Hacker is a EC Council Certification which teaches you (1) how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in systems and (2) how to use the same knowledge and tools to assess the security posture of a specific system. This allows you to see where the weak/entry points are in a specific system; which in turn will provide you with the knowledge so that you can sharpen up the security in order for no one to be able to get in.
Imagine this – two teams. A blue and red team. The blue team is working to secure the system so that it is secure enough for no one to get in. The red team is deliberately trying to get into that same system. This will show where the weaknesses lie and where they need to sharpen the security of the system.
Sounds cool, right?
Now, to answer the first question –why the hype around CEH?
CEH is the most desired information security training program in the industry. The course provides the advanced hacking tools & techniques used by hackers & information security professionals alike to break into an organization.
The 5 Phases of Ethical Hacking:
- Gaining Access
- Maintaining Access
- Covering Tracks
The simple truth is; every day thousands of systems are being hacked.
One of the most common reasons for hackers to hack is to steal or leak information. This could be data and information about your customers, your internal employees or even private data specific to your business. Usually, the biggest fear is money. Hackers also hack into businesses and private individuals, demanding money.
The most famous attack was in 2017: The WannaCry ransomware attack was a worldwide cyberattack by the WannaCry ransomware cryptoworm, which targeted computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system by encrypting data and demanding ransom payment – Over 200,000 victims and more than 300,000 computers were infected
Scary, isn’t it? Hence the demand for Certified Ethical Hacking Professionals. Make sure you are relevant and in demand by doing the official CEH training with MasterGrade IT.