Join Lisa Bock for an in-depth discussion in this video Hacking ethically, part of Ethical Hacking: Overview.
- [Voiceover] The goal of the ethical hacking series is to help system administrators understand how to better protect the assets they manage. I'll focus on the concepts of ethical hacking in order to explain why it's essential in any organization's overall security framework. The tests and procedures I explore should only be executed on your own system or on system that you are charged with protecting. If ownership and responsibility lie with another party, be sure to get clear written instructions with explicit permission to conduct ethical hacking activities.
Do not investigate individuals, websites, servers, or conduct any illegal activities on any system you do not have permission to analyze.
Security expert Lisa Bock starts with an overview of ethical hacking and the role of the ethical hacker. She reviews the kinds of threats networks face, and introduces the five phases of ethical hacking, from reconnaissance to covering your tracks. She also covers penetration-testing techniques and tools. The materials map directly to the "Introduction to Ethical Hacking" competency from the CEH Body of Knowledge, and provide an excellent jumping off point for the next courses in this series.
Note: Our Ethical Hacking series will map to the 18 parts of the EC-Council's certification exam. Find more courses in the series on Lisa's author page.
- Ethical hacking principles
- Managing incidents
- Creating security policies
- Protecting data
- Conducting penetration testing
- Hacking in phases