By India Today Education Desk: Cybersecurity and ethical hacking are, undoubtedly, one of the fast-growing fields in India, with mushrooming demand for white-hat hackers, who can protect organisations from cyber threats and attacks. As more and more businesses move online, the need for such cybersecurity professionals is going to increase.
Information and data security are huge assets for companies and governments, and organisations today are spending more on information security and protecting themselves from cyber threats by hiring ethical hackers to conduct penetration testing, rewarding people who find and report bugs in their applications, and enhancing the physical and firewall security of the organisation.
With the increasing reliance on technology and the rising number of cyber threats, the demand for skilled professionals who can protect organisations from these risks is skyrocketing.
UNDERSTANDING ETHICAL HACKING
“If we see it in simpler terms, ethical hacking is an authorised way to get unauthorised access to a system. One can conduct investigations and analyses of the system from the hacker’s point of view and guard it against future attacks. Every organisation requires ethical hackers to protect their data and information, be it financial, healthcare, or government-related, and so there is a huge scope of ethical hacking and related jobs in the cybersecurity space,” said Srihari Ruttala, who is a student of master’s in computer applications (MCA, 2021-2023) at GITAM (Deemed to be University), Visakhapatnam.
SCOPE OF ETHICAL HACKING IN THE CYBERSECURITY SPACE
Today, there are more opportunities than ever and students can not only learn about ethical hacking but also know more about information system analysts, cybersecurity experts, and security analyst managers.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES AND CAREER PROSPECTS
To pursue a career in cybersecurity and ethical hacking, it is desirable to have a strong background in computer science, programming, networking, and information security. There are a variety of courses and certifications available in India that can help build the necessary skill set. In terms of job opportunities, there are a number of organizations in India that hire cybersecurity professionals, including IT service companies, consulting firms, banks, and government agencies.