Certified Ethical Hackers are skilled professionals who understand and know how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and use the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker. However, the Certified Ethical Hacker is employed by an organisation or company to do this in a legitimate and lawful way to assess and identify security weaknesses in a the target systems. The CEH certification provides you with the specific network security discipline of Ethical Hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective.
Established in 2003, the EC-Council are the global leader in InfoSec Cyber Security certification programs and the Certified Ethical Hacker is globally the most recognised certification in its field with over 220,000 certified professionals across 145 different countries.
The purpose of the CEH certification is to:
- Establish and govern minimum standards of credentials for professional information security specialists in ethical hacking measures.
- Inform the public that credentialed individuals meet of exceed the minimum standards.
- Reinforce ethical hacking as a unique and self-regulating profession.