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Ethical Hacking Security Training Course

Certified Ethical Hacker

First-tier ethical hackers are programmers who have the ability to find unique vulnerabilities in existing software and to create working exploit code. These hackers, as a whole, are not seeking publicity and are rarely part of front-page news stories. As a result, they are known only to the security community for the programs they write and the exploits they have uncovered.First-tier hackers are individuals with a deep understanding of the OSI model and the TCP stack. Coding is more than just a hobby, and they dedicate a great deal of time and energy to it. They are committed to keeping their technical knowledge and skills current. Not all tier-one hackers are malicious. In fact, some are actively involved in developing technologies that can be used to improve overall network security, such as hackers from the ISS X-force, the Bindview Razor Team, and the AXENT SWAT team (AXENT has been purchased by Symantec).

Tier-one ethical hacking course can work independently or through a network of hacking teams that run exploits from a variety of locations, making it difficult to trace the activities back to their source. These teams can be developed in Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channels, in conferences such as DefCon, or in small groups of computer-savvy friends taking the certified ethical hacker. Often one first-tier hacker creates the programs and other members of the team run them against target networks. This creates a reputation for the group rather than a single individual.

All the perceptions of hackers and their portrayal in movies and entertainment have lead to the development of “hacker myths.” These myths involve common misconceptions about hackers and can lead to misconceptions about how to defend against them. Here we have attempted to identify some of these myths and dispel common misconceptions.

  1. Certifed Ethical Hackers are a well-organized, malicious group.

    There is indeed a community within the hacker underground. There are certified ethical hacker hacking-related groups such as Alt-2600 and Cult of the Dead Cow, IRC “hacking” channels, and related newsgroups. However, these groups are not formed into a well-organized group that targets specific networks for hacking. They share a common interest in methods for avoiding security defenses and accessing restricted information.

    If you build it, they will come; and

    It is safe if you hide in the tall grass.Both of these myths represent opposing views on the probability of being hacked. Myth 2 is indicative of the view that once an Internet presence is established, malicious hackers will begin to attempt a compromise. Myth 3 expresses the opinion that there are so many Web sites around that if you just do not make a lot of noise and do not have one of the truly big sites, publicity-seeking hackers will not bother to go after you.The truth lies somewhere in the middle. You will probably be scanned by users with malicious intent, but it may not happen the moment your systems go online. Some scans will be by groups trying to get an idea of how many Web sites are using a particular piece of software. Others are unethical (but legal) system reconnaissance.

    A ethical hacking training plan is to develop a security posture that balances the risk of system compromise with the costs of implementing and maintaining security measures. This will allow you to sleep at night. While you may not stamp out the chance of compromise entirely, you will have done what you can to prevent and limit the compromise without killing your budget.

  2. Security through obscurity.

    Myth 4 implies that because you are small and unknown or you hide a vulnerability, you are not at risk. For example, according to this myth, if you create a Web site but give the URL only to your friends, you don't have to worry about it being attacked. Another example we have seen is the creation of a backdoor around a firewall by putting a second network card in a DMZ system and directly connecting it to the internal network. People using such a strategy think that because they have hidden the weakness, no one will find it and the organization is safe. However, security through obscurity does not work. Someone will find the weakness or stumble upon it and the systems will be compromised.

Source : Hack I.T, Security Through Penetration testing.