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Top 6 jobs for CEH Certified Professionals

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 09:18 Hrs
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Ethical Hacking is an interesting career option in today’s internet obsessed world where instances of cybercrime has increased greatly. CEH or Certified Ethical Hacker is a trained professional with the abilities to guard against the vulnerabilities of a network system.

Certified Ethical Hacker training helps earn certification as an Ethical Hacker and Penetration Tester. This certification by EC-Council validates the skills of a professional to safeguard against all sorts of illegal hacking. The code for exam is 312-50, and certification offered is in Version 9.

Organizations are in the urgent need for penetration tests, for which they rely on certified ethical hackers who can penetrate their network and computer systems to find all security vulnerabilities. This is only possible when a professional thinks like an illegal hacker and follows unethical practices to intrude and steal data from an organization’s systems. Thinking as an illegal hacker, a CEH legally penetrates the network and computer systems with the purpose to help organization know the weak points and allowing them to take corrective action.  

CEH training in an interactive environment provides students a deep insight into how to test, scan, hack and secure their own system. Through practical experience comes the in-depth knowledge about the current essential security systems.

After the successful CEH training and certification a professional is ready to take the real world challenges of cyber security. With the cases of cyber crime being reported almost every passing day, the demand for security professionals has increased manifold. So, there are opportunities galore for those with hands-on experienced in ethical hacking.

Here are top 6 jobs for certified ethical hackers:

Security Analyst

The job of a Security Analyst requires certification in Ethical Hacking. The professional is required to apply tactics to weed out vulnerabilities from a network system before a real-hacker takes any illegal hacking approach. Thinking as a cyber criminal, a security analyst works ethically to wreck any malicious hacking efforts.

Linux Admin with CEH certification

The job role requires analyzing the root cause behind vulnerabilities discovered in IT products and environment. Responsibilities also require a professional to deploy and maintain automated scanning of ISS properties like validating findings and driving remediation. Maintaining knowledge of security and privacy laws, changes in technology, and industry best security practices are also embedded in the role. The professional is also required to assist in security improvement initiatives.

You can also check out: A Complete Guide for CEH certification

Cyber Security Specialist

A cyber security specialist or cyber security analyst is responsible for generating periodic scanning reports, vulnerability assessment reports, and standards and policies to be applied across multiple IT platforms – Client Server, Mainframe, and Web based systems. The role also requires running automated and manual vulnerability checks, and developing, finalizing and reviewing key deliverables in the context. A good reporting skill is expected in these professionals, as they have to generate multiple reports and communicate with different teams using the IT system.

Security Engineer

CEH course and certification prepares a professional for the role of a Security Engineer.  The job requires architecting and engineering robust security solutions for a business environment. It starts with analysing and conducting vulnerabilities assessments, troubleshooting any issues and responding to the security incidents. A security engineer plays a role in reinforcing the on-going security activities of an organization.

Information Security Ethical Hacker

An Information Security Ethical Hacker is required to identify and control weaknesses across the enterprise. They need to conduct active control assessments and perform security control exploitation tests. However, the professional is also required to be familiar with FFIEC regulatory policies.

Information Security Consultant

An Information Security Consultant is expected to have a deep understanding of information security standard along with the knowledge of security assessment tools like Acunetix, Nessus, AppScan, Metasploit, Qualys Guard, nmap, and AppDetective. 

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