Sedulity Groups | Get yourself protected from the Black Hats

Which of the following is often one of the most overlooked areas of security: operational, technical, Internet, or physical? What is the name for a person who follows an employee through a locked door without own badge or key: tailgater, follower, visitor, or guest? Which application will help identify whether a website is vulnerable to SQL injection attacks: BlackWidow, Metasploit, Scrawlr, or SQL Block? What is the easiest method to get a password: brute-force cracking, guessing, dictionary attack, or hybrid attack?
For answers to these and more questions, learn cyber Security & Ethical Hacking and become ‘CCSP: Certified Cyber Security Professional’ by India’s most veteran organization Sedulity Solutions & Technologies and Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune. Mr. Anup Girdhar, CEO Sedulity Solutions & Technologies, an ISO 9001:2008 organization said that An ‘Ethical Hacker’ is an individual who is usually employed with the organization and who can be trusted to undertake an attempt to penetrate networks and/ or computer systems using the same methods, tools, tricks, etc. as a Hacker. “Hacking is an offense in most of the countries. When it is done by request with targets permission and under a contract between an Ethical Hacker and an Organization, it is legal.”
The realm of hackers and how they operate is generally unknown to most computer and security professionals, because hackers use specialized computer software tools to gain access to information. By learning the same skills and employing similar tools, you can defend your computer networks and systems against malicious attacks, Mr. Girdhar assures. He distinguishes ‘cracker’ as a malicious hacker (or a ‘black hat’) who uses hacking skills and toolset for destructive or offensive purposes such as disseminating viruses or performing denial-of-service (DoS) attacks to compromise or bring down systems and networks. “No longer just looking for fun, these hackers are sometimes paid to damage corporate reputations or steal or reveal credit card information, while slowing business processes and compromising the integrity of the organization.”

Who can be an ethical hacker?
Ethical hackers who stay a step ahead of malicious hackers must be computer systems experts who are very knowledgeable about computer programming, networking, and operating systems, stipulates Graves. In-depth knowledge about highly targeted platforms such as Windows, Unix, and Linux is also a requirement, she adds.
“Patience, persistence, and immense perseverance are important qualities for ethical hackers because of the length of time and level of concentration required for most attacks to pay off. Networking, web programming, and database skills are all useful in performing ethical hacking and vulnerability testing.”