Ethical hackers work with government and private firms to test their networks for vulnerabilities, loopholes and bugs to prevent an actual criminal from encroaching.
The need of ethical hackers in India is more than ever, especially with a dream-like “Digital India”. Digital India program is the vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and the knowledge economy, which means doing works like booking, registration, and better connectivity between people around the world, and most importantly the transactions, via the internet (online), digitally.
And how can we trust this digital transformation, blindly?
Shouldn’t we worry about our private information and money, that we just shared online?
To resolve all such problem of yours, there are cyber superheroes, better known as “ETHICAL HACKERS”.
These are the people who hack into a computer network in order to test or evaluate its security, rather than with malicious or criminal intent.
And in today’s modern India need of these heroes are more than any Shahrukh or Salman Khan, who can not only safeguard the government and country from organized cybercrime groups but assist them in assessing their cybersecurity preparedness. While countries such as the USA and UK are far ahead in utilizing ethical hackers in the best way, countries like India is yet to change its perspective on the concept of white hat hackers.
It is recommended that you undergo a brief certification course to cover all the important aspects of ethical hacking, from code analyzing to cyber laws.
Also according to Data Security Council of India, the cyber security market is expected to grow to USD 35 billion by 2025. A report by NASSCOM states that the country needs at least one million skilled people by 2020. These figures are clear indication that the country has a huge scarcity of qualified cyber security professionals and the need is going to become severe with cyber criminals increasingly targeting enterprises and government establishments.
However, the concern, on a need of cyber security in India is recently seen in one of the pacts between India and Bangladesh where these two countries on Saturday signed 22 agreements in which cyber security is included among others.
Although this a small step in the welcoming the ethical hackers in India, but as we know that
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”
And we hope that India welcomes more ethical hackers for its own sake of digital security, and fulfills its dream of Digital India!
What do you guys think about the need and current position of ethical hackers in India? Let us know in the comment section.