Domain 1 of CEH 11: Information Security and Ethical Hacking
A CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker), is a professional who works in a Red Team environment. Certified Ethical Hacker must focus on hacking systems and accessing databases, applications, and other critical data. A CEH can imitate the skills and creativity displayed by malicious hackers and recognize attack strategies. Certified ethical hackers approach systems with permission from the owners and keep their work confidential, unlike black hat hackers.
Due to the growing cybercrimes, there are many job opportunities for Certified Ethical Hackers. This blog is for those who are interested in CEH. This blog will provide information about all aspects of CEH certification. Let’s get into the subject.
Domains of CEH
Information Security and Ethical Hacking Overview – 6%
Phases of system hacking and Attack Techniques-17%
Network and perimeter hacking-14%
Web application hacking-16%
Wireless network hacking – 6%
Mobile platform, IoT and OT hacking – 8%
Cloud Computing 6%
Domain 1: Information Security and Ethical Hacking Overview – 6%
Hacking is the process of finding weaknesses in a computer system. Hackers can not only steal sensitive information but also delete files and carry out other malicious activities by exploiting these vulnerabilities. Hacking into computers is illegal. If caught, you could face sanctions and even years in prison. Hacking is legal if done with permission. Hackers are usually hired by organisations to hack into their systems and find vulnerabilities that can be fixed. Ethical hackers are people who have access without malicious intent to your systems. This is known as ethical hacking.
The importance of ethical hacking
An ethical hacker’s primary goal is to prevent sensitive data from being stolen by cyber criminals. It protects your organization from being threatened by extortion by individuals who want to exploit the weaknesses.
The benefits of ethical hacking
To strengthen defenses, organisations can identify security flaws and view them from the attacker’s perspective.
We can create a secure network that blocks security breaches.
Ethical hackers can help protect national security by preventing terrorists access to sensitive information.
We can win the trust of our investors and consumers by providing data and products that are secure.
Types of ethical hacking
There are many ethical hacking methods that require an in-depth knowledge of each component of a system. Below is a list of various ethical hacking techniques.
Web application hacking: This refers to the exploitation HTTP applications by altering their graphical web interface, tampering (URI) with the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), and/or modifying HTTP components that are not in the URI.
Social Engineering: The goal of social engineering is to manipulate others into divulging sensitive information. Social engineering is used by criminals because it is easier to exploit your natural tendency to trust others than to hack your system or program.
System hacking: Hackers can gain control of a target machine to steal or misuse data. A malicious hacker exploits the weaknesses in a computer network or system to gain access to data or to benefit illegally.
Hacking wireless networks: A wireless networking is a collection or devices that are connected by radio waves in a limited area. Wireless networks communicate using radio waves