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A certified ethical hacker is a professional who is skilled in the art of hacking and uses that skill to provide cybersecurity. An ethical hacker will identify potential security issues and weaknesses in a company’s network, then compile a report of where the vulnerabilities lie, so the company can fix the problems and prevent future breaches.

Below, we will cover a sample job description, exploring the daily responsibilities and necessary qualifications for a certified ethical hacker. 

The Job Overview

We are seeking a certified ethical hacker to help us secure our network against potential threats. You will be responsible for testing our company network, servers, and infrastructure to identify vulnerabilities.

As a certified ethical hacker, you will be required to know how to use network and security tools and have an expert-level understanding of computer and network security. This will include an understanding of topics related to encryption and cryptography.


Below are some of the responsibilities a certified professional ethical hacker is expected to assume:  

    • Ethical hacking and penetration testing
    • Vulnerability assessment
  • Malware analysis
  • Work with other penetration testers and information security analysts
  • Web application security
  • Social engineering
  • Database security
  • Reverse engineering
  • Network security
  • Threat modeling and risk assessment
Job Qualifications and Skill Sets

Below are the qualifications expected of a certified ethical hacker:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology security, or related field
  • Security certifications, including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Demonstrable expertise in penetration tests, vulnerability assessment, and security monitoring
  • Proficiency with the OSI model, TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL, and wireless networking
  • Experience with common network infrastructure and security tools
  • Familiarity with web applications, including HTTP and SQL injection attacks
  • Knowledge of security testing methodologies in accordance with the EC-Council
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
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