Hackers, Movie Jobs

I don’t know about you, but in 1995 after seeing the Angelina Jolie and Matthew Lillard flick Hackers, me and everyone I know wanted to be a hacker. Of course, we had no idea what that meant or what actual hackers did (asides from running around and doing all sorts of high tech looking stuff on computers and wearing funky clothes).

Have you ever dreamed of being a real life hacker? Well, thanks to the Internet, now you have your chance.  EC-Council offers IT Security courses that teach you how to be an “Ethical Hacker”.  Most big companies and businesses hire hackers to test their security systems and to improve them.

EC-Council’s courses offer training in the following categories:

  • Security Fundamentals
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Penetration Testing
  • Computer Forensics
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Secure Programming

What is an Ethical Hacker? It is someone who “understands and knows how to look for the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker. ” This knowledge is useful for security officers, auditors, security professionals, and site administrators.

Not only can this information be used professionally, but it can also come in handy at home to secure your personal computers and financial information. Do you think you have what it takes to be a hacker?