One job that testers love is seeing just how far they can get into a system and what data might become available to them. A tester with high ethics will work openly with a development team and stakeholders to shore up these vulnerabilities and keep the organization's assets, software and data secure. Certified Ethical Hackers (CEH) spend their days using penetration testing techniques to test systems and find vulnerabilities before software and data systems are deployed to a public space. They are creative and have excellent critical thinking skills. Fancy white hats are acceptable, but not required.
Did you know that it was in 1965 when several computer security experts held one of the first security conferences? It was during this conference that penetration testing was formally requested to be used as a tool for computer security. To learn more about the skills and tools for penetration testing you can start here at this Wikipedia entry. If you are interested in the security skills that the CEH certification will make you aware of, you can also consider obtaining the Security+ certification.
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