If finding out the online secrets of your friends and family interests you and you can easily spot the loopholes in a network system as well as the keys to a locked computer system, you can choose to get paid for the same!
Even a few years back, what used to be a crime and was considered unlawful and unethical, Hacking is growing as a big industry in itself where hackers are all the more needed and appraised by corporate and legal bodies alike for their smart techie moves, inquisitive nature and obsession to find out details.
Even fields like Mass Media and the Crime Investigation bodies needs good ethical hackers or coders who can figure out codes, breach the cyber security and crack passwords to find out information about an individual or group and protect computers and thus individuals and nations from horrendous cyber- crime.
There are various colleges and coaching institutes that can let you in on the different hacking tools and coding in different programming languages.
Some of the Ethical Hacking Colleges In India are enlisted here:
Indian School of Ethical Hacking, Kolkata
This institute offers a course on Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures that will enable you to introduce, educate and showcase hacking tools on penetration testing. However, the educational institute requires you to sign an agreement before joining the course, stating that the skills learnt in the process will not be used or rather misused for malicious intents and if done, the institute will not be held responsible for the same.
The duration for the course is 10 days and 4 hours each with 2 classes every week and evening classes on weekends.
The institute needs you to have an elementary knowledge of Database, Severside Programming such as PHP, JSP or ASP.net as well as the basic know-how of Networking. If however, you are not able to fulfil this criteria, you can complete the ‘industry ready’ course from the institute itself that will include a job-oriented training on C Programming, Data Structure, Database and Networking concepts, HTML and Java scripts, Core Java and Advanced Java as well as Application Development using VB.net.
The course on Ethical Hacking will lead you to understand Proxy Server and Packet Filtering, Linux Hacking, Trojans and Backdoors, Social Engineering, Session Hijacking, Reverse Engineering, Hacking Database servers, Wireless Network Hacking and Countermeasures, Vulnerability Assessment and many other such concepts in different modules. This is an all-comprehensive course on Hacking tools and techniques, teaching all from Hacking Routers and Firewalls to Buffer Overflows to Cryptography, Computer Forensics to Incident Handling and the like.
Institute of Information Security, Mumbai/Pune/Delhi/Chandigarh/Thane
This institute offers a certification course on Ethical Hacking to make you a Certified Information Security Consultant (CISC) within six months of training. This is more of a vocational course that gives an edge over basic undergraduate students of Networking. The CISC training will not only arm you with the technical knowledge but also train you with consulting skills, compliance standards, forensics and also cyber-crime investigations. Both the basic fundamentals and the advanced concepts are taught during this course. This course would comprise of more than 45 sessions divided into four quarters and 15-20 modules. The faculty provides with informative notes and study materials as well as practical training on live projects.
This institute now also offers EC –Council CEH (Ethical Hacking) Certification along with CISC training.
This institute offers courses on Ethical Hacking for both amateurs and professionals so if you are a fresh graduate in Networking and Administration or a professional with 5-6 years of experience in the IT industry, the course is well suited for you.
The course content is elaborate and industry-oriented with modules on Fundamentals, Coding, Network, Server and Application Security as well as Digital Forensics and Compliance. The fundamentals are based on Network Fundamentals such as understanding protocols, IP addressing, packet analysis and subnet, super-net, et al, as well as OS Fundamentals on Windows Server Architecture, Linux Server Architecture and File Artifacts, etc. While the Network Security focuses on manual test cases, packet crafting, vulnerability discovery, wireless security and the like, Digital Forensics teaches you about live and dead forensics, thump rules of investigation, detection of incidents and preserving chain of custody.
Arizona Infotech, Pune
The course on Ethical Hacking in Arizona Infotech would emphasize on hacking and counter-measuring techniques for duration of 15 days.
Anyone with an interest in penetration testing for finding and operating on computer security vulnerabilities has the eligibility to apply for this course in Arizona Infotech. However a basic computer networking knowledge helps in better understanding of the concepts.
This training is based on Google or Bing Hacking, Trace Route Target IP Address, Password attacks, MySQL server enumerating, UDP Sweeping and Probing, Advanced OS Fingerprinting, Uptime Info Hunting, Advanced File Handling Attacks, Sniffing Facebook Cookies, Session Hijacking Attacks and so on and so forth. The course gives a fair idea on CSRF attacks, attacking DHCP servers, Social Engineering Attacks, Writing Virus Codes, etc.
Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad
If you are from the software industry or have studied computer sciences, you must have heard the name of renowned self-proclaimed ethical hacker, Ankit Fadia. Well, this institute has tied up with Fadia to provide a distance learning course on Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security.
The eligibility criterion for this course is being a graduate in any field. You would also not have to appear for an admission test.
The one-year course would entitle you to provide customized cyber security solutions to clients just like Ankit Fadia who has conducted more than 1000 training sessions on cyber security for 25 countries including an audience ranging from the top-level executives to management, to defence personnel, entrepreneurs and students. His clients range from Google and Citibank to Bank of Thailand, Jumeirah International and Infosys.
Innobuzz Knowledge Solutions
This institute based in many states in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Nagpur offers an international certification in Information Security and Ethical Hacking, Certified Information Security Expert (CISE) Certification. It would enable you to become an Information Security Expert. The training duration is for 40 hours.
If you have the basic knowledge in computer systems and internet networks, you are eligible for this course.
The training programme in its various chapters teaches you everything in computer security solutions ranging from understanding Malware, SQL injection to Firewalls and Honeypots, Wireless Hacking, Physical Security, Exploit Writing and Buffer Overflow, et al. The Incident Handling and Computer Forensics as well as Security Compliance and Auditing are useful lessons in IT security and hacking services.
The Cyber Security Experts are going to be more and more in demand worldwide as suggested by NASSCOM. An internship with an IT organization or a corporate house as an Ethical Hacker can pave the way for you to get absorbed and earn a handsome salary of Rupees 10-12 lakhs annually, depending on the experience, skills and enthusiasm to learn more and work better.