There's never been a better time to become an ethical hacker. Demand for IT security professionals who can root out security flaws and outwit cyber criminals just keeps growing.
Globally, it's estimated that cyber attacks cause $6 trillion in damage each year. By 2025, that figure could grow to $10.5 trillion.
Ethical hackers are a company's best defense against costly security breaches.
And they are paid very well for their skills. According to PayScale, the average salary for certified ethical hackers in Canada is almost $78,000.
So how can you launch a career in this field? What training and certifications do you need?
This post provides a clear roadmap. We outline the skills and credentials employers want in ethical hackers and training options for complete beginners.
Here's what you need to know.