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Ethical hacking : a new age career

Ethical hackers are earning 2.7 times more money than software engineers

According to this year's report of Hacker One, Indian hackers are earning an average of 2.7 times more than a software engineer in a year. Of these, top hackers or hunters are earning 16 times more. Out of 1.6 million hackers registered on Hacker One, Indians constitute 23% of the whole. In December 2017, 72,000 imperfections related to cybersecurity were registered worldwide, by which ethical hackers earned $ 23.5 million. Out of this, $ 1.8 million worth of partnership came to Indian Professionals.

According to NASSCOM, 6 million professionals will be required in cybersecurity by 2022. Certainly, in the last few years, due to mounting cyber crimes, the need for professional athletic hackers is being felt in large numbers to protect the online data of government and non-government institutions. Many big companies operate bug bounty programs in this regard. These programs are reward ethical hackers for finding bugs that harm the website of a particular company.

Bug hunting has now emerged as a good way of earning through ethical hacking. For example, Facebook gives a minimum amount of $ 500 per bug, while you can earn as much as $ 25,000 or more. This is the reason why ethical hacking is now making its place among the youth in the form of a career. There are many successful young ethical hackers in the country. Anand Prakash is one of them. At just 25 years of age, Anand has been able to highlight security flaws of companies like, Facebook, Google, Dropbox, ebay, paypal, twitter, etc. Anand Prakash was also featured in the 2017 Forbes Magazine Under 30 list. Here’s a bit of his interview:

Tell about the bugs you have searched for in big companies?

For Facebook I have removed more than 90 bugs, that too without an account on facebook. Also, a bug was found which could get the user's message, credit card information. Apart from this, I searched for a security loop hole in which the user could take a free ride of Uber lifeling. In the same way I saved 62.5 million users of Zomato from getting hacked. I have searched bugs like these for many companies including Google and Twitter.

What caution should be taken for hacking?

Students should avoid illegal phishing on a company's app or website. Many times, after learning about coding, students try to hack a website illegally, for which they can be punished later too. So, it should be noted that you avoid phishing or hacking attempts unless you are offered a bug-bounty program. If you are caught hacking a website illegally, you will be the culprit in the eyes of the law.

How to build a career in this field?

If you have knowledge about coding languages ​​such as HTML, PHP, Java Script, then you can create a career in Ethical Hacking. The basic understanding of coding for hacking is important. Apart from this, you can also work to secure the website of Ola, Uber, Flipkart, Facebook, Google, etc. through bug bounty programs.

What is the Job Scope?

Every company employs a large number of ethical hackers to protect their customer’s data. According to the need, the number of ethical hackers in the country is extremely low. On the other hand, according to the Data Security Council of India, by 2025 the cybersecurity market of the country is likely to reach close to $ 35 billion. In such a case, a large number of ethical hackers will be needed.

Best College of Education

For this, you take degrees like BTech (Cyber ​​Security and Forensics), MSc in Cyber ​​Forensics and Information Security

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Vocational courses to give new dimension to your career

The vocational course enables students to learn certain special skills, while they also develop self-confidence and the urge to move forward
Gousiya Teentalkindia Content Writer

Unemployment is a major concern in our country, and the main reason behind it is that people do not possess many skills. To cater to this, the Indian government has also introduced the Skill India campaign. Under Skill India, people are being trained and made proficient in certain skills. In many states, vocational courses are available from class IX and X. In these courses, students teach some special skills, while they also develop self-confidence and the urge to move forward.

What is a vocational course

In the vocational course, students are told about the trends of a particular field. It is ensured that the participants become polished in the skills they are learning. Many governments and private institutes in the country are spreading awareness to youth about vocational courses. With the help of these, finding a job is easier.

Vocational course is offered in many fields, such as Health Care, Graphic designing, Web Designing, Food Technology, Cosmetology. It also offers training in a variety of technical functions too, such as automotive repair, plumbing, and air conditioning.


Anyone from 10th standard to a graduate can go for it. Also, there are certain courses for which even people who haven’t passed 10th standard can apply. There are different courses for differently educated people.

Some popular vocational courses

Diploma in Graphic Designing / Web Designing: This course is perfect for those students who are creative. This course is available in many private institutes.

Hotel Management: People interested in cooking and serving food should go for this. Also, people who are interested in making a career in Hospitality Management can opt for the same. Many government and private colleges offer long time and short-term courses in this.

Tourism: This field is emerging fast in India and it has also taken the form of the industry. In this, you will also get a chance to travel and earn a good salary too. You can do a diploma or a degree course in it.

Diploma in Vocational Courses


Computer science

Electrical engineering

Event Management

Catering Management

Food preservation

Certificate course in these vocational courses

Beauty culture

Hair design


Clinic nutrition

Corporate communication

Office management

Benefits of doing vocational courses

It teaches you practically in many courses

This number increases the number of skilled people in the country

These courses enhance creativity along with knowledge of the topic

The possibility of getting employment is high

College of India offering vocational courses

  • Abdul Kalam Institute of Technological Science

        Phone: 087452 57350


  • Institute of Technology and Management, Dehradun

        Phone: 070601 30567


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