Job Prospects of an Ethical Hacker

With internet use mounting worldwide and cyber crimes increased as well, ethical hackers have become an integral workforce of any IT security industry today. However, currently there is a huge gap between the demand and supply as far as ethical hackers are concerned. Hence, scope for a fresher is lucrative not only in India but globally.

Internet security and Networking are the two fastest-growing industries where ethical hackers can find employment in ethical hacking and information security. Ethical hackers are hired to find out any vulnerability that might exist in their network and to find out how to fix them. They can join the government as well as private organisations as cyber security experts. IT firms are the main recruiters of ethical hackers. However, it is not limited only to IT companies but such experts are also required by financial service providers, airlines, retail chains, hotels and several government agencies.

Government agencies such as military and law enforcement agencies, defence organisations, forensic laboratories, detective companies, investigative services offers challenging roles for ethical hackers. Some skilled hackers work for investigation agencies like the Central Bureau of Investigation, the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Information.

Some large organisations employ security testers and others use contractors to audit their systems. Graduates can set up their own companies offering ethical hacking services. Companies such as Wipro, Infosys, IBM, TCS, Tech Mahindra, HCL, Airtel, Reliance and many more are also looking for good ethical hackers.

The kind of jobs available are that of Network Security Systems Manager, Network Security Administrator, Systems/Applications, Security Executive, Web Security Administrator, Web Security Manager etc.