Ethical Hacking is basically a form of hacking that is used for good reasons. Ethical hackers work similar to any other hacker but with the purpose of spotting loopholes in the security system in order to create better systems to prevent breach. An ethical hacker attempts to bypass system security and search for any weak points that could be exploited by malicious hackers. This information is then used by the organization to improve the system security, in an effort to minimize or eliminate any potential attacks. For hacking to be deemed ethical, the hacker must obey the following rules:
The job opportunities are immense and good remuneration only enhances the desirability of the job.The salaries of ethical hackers tend to be nearly 20 to 30% more than the salaries earned by professional in other positions at the same level in other IT fields. A beginner in the field of ethical hacking may get a salary package of about INR 3 to 6 Lacs per annum with a government organization. The government jobs for ethical hackers in different organizations basically require the hacker to make use of hacking tools, tactics and techniques to breach the existing security protocols by finding small loopholes, assessing the security of these networks/ website/ application and to execute the measures that can prevent such unwanted intrusions. They test and develop security systems. They can work in Defense organizations, law enforcement organizations, forensic organizations, detective companies, investigative organizations, etc.