Easy Steps To Become An
Ethical Hacker In Malaysia
Do you envision yourself becoming the hero of an organization? It’s possible if you become a Certified Ethical Hacker. The threat of attacks from cyber criminals has been rising more than ever, which is why the demand for cybersecurity specialists by organizations is crucial and remains one of the most in-demand professions in Malaysia.
Why Become a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)?
The prospect of becoming a Certified Ethical Hacker is looking brighter than ever. According to the CEO of Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) Malaysia is expected to produce 20,000 Cybersecurity experts by 2025 (including experts in the field of ethical hacking). With that being said, there is still a massive shortage of Cybersecurity professionals, with 7,917 gaps to be filled as of December 2020.
With organizations embracing digital transformation and the need for cybersecurity professionals more sought-after than ever, this is the perfect time and opportunity for you to get certified as an Ethical Hacker. Being that this role is highly in-demand, the job security, salaries, and the potential for career advancement would be an attractive prospect for those wanting to carve a career pathway in this field.
Don’t worry if you are still confused, we’ll show you the ropes on how to become a Certified Ethical Hacker.
What is The Role of an Ethical Hacker?
Organizations need to protect their data and assets when uploaded to the digital sphere at all costs. Hence, they need the expertise of a Certified Ethical Hacker, who have an extensive knowledge of operating systems and security protocols to ensure that organizational data stored on the cloud and digitally are free from vulnerabilities which can lead to a security breach.
Ethical Hackers are very important for organizations as they are the first line of defense against cyber-attacks. It is important that these Certified Ethical Hackers, also known as “white hat hackers” detect vulnerabilities such as new worms, malware, viruses, and ransomware which constantly multiply every day. Ethical Hackers prevent data from being stolen and misused by malicious attackers. To be good in this role, you need to think like a hacker, and oftentimes, a few steps ahead of them.
Benefits of Gaining the CEH Certification:
- Learn how to think and eventually outsmart hackers.
- Boost your income upon earning your CEH certification (up to RM 480,000 a year according to Hays Asia Salary Guide 2022).
- Learn more about the risks, threats, and vulnerabilities.
- The CEH certification is globally recognized.
- Climb up the corporate ladder at a quicker pace.
Average salary for Ethical Hacker in Malaysia by Experience. Source: salaryexplorer.com
What are The Career Pathways Available with a CEH Certification?
- Ethical hacker
- Data security analyst
- Information security officer
- Network security engineer
- Computer forensics investigator
- Security auditor
What will you have acquired as a CEH specialist?
Once you have gained your CEH certification, you would have typically gained the following:
- Knowledge about networking
- Become an expert in scripting
- Good hands-on programming skills
- Exposure to multiple operating systems such as Windows or Linux.
- Knowledge of the backend database
- Experience with servers and search engines.
Where Can I Study Cybersecurity in Malaysia?
New Horizons is currently offering a course for Certified Ethical Hacker certification and examination. This cybersecurity course is 100% HRD Corp (HRDF) claimable!
An ideal CEH candidate should have a strong background in an IT-related course, which may be useful in understanding the concepts presented in the CEH course. You should also have at least two years of experience in IT security.
You can now study CEH cybersecurity courses online or at our learning centres in Mid Valley (Kuala Lumpur), Penang, and Johor Bahru.
New Horizons has been offering a wide selection of IT programmes and certifications for 35 years and has received a mostly positive reception from our learners over the years.
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