Becoming An Ethical Hacker

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An acclaimed investigative journalist explores ethical hacking and presents a reader-friendly, informative guide to everything there is to know about entering the field of cybersecurity.

It’s impossible to ignore the critical role cybersecurity plays within our society, politics, and the global order. In Becoming an Ethical Hacker, investigative reporter Gary Rivlin offers an easy-to-digest primer on what white hat hacking is, how it began, and where it’s going, while providing vivid case studies illustrating how to become one of these “white hats” who specializes in ensuring the security of an organization’s information systems. He shows how companies pay these specialists to break into their protected systems and networks to test and assess their security. Readers will learn how these white hats use their skills to improve security by exposing vulnerabilities before malicious hackers can detect and exploit them. Weaving practical how-to advice with inspiring case studies, Rivlin provides concrete, practical steps anyone can take to pursue a career in the growing field of cybersecurity.


  • 001 BecomingAnEthicalHacker Title

    Duration: 13s
  • 002 BecomingAnEthicalHacker Prologue

    Duration: 34min
  • 003 BecomingAnEthicalHacker Chapter1 Firefighters

    Duration: 38min
  • 004 BecomingAnEthicalHacker Chapter2 TheSniffer

    Duration: 18min
  • 005 BecomingAnEthicalHacker Chapter3 TheSecurityPrincess

    Duration: 23min
  • 006 BecomingAnEthicalHacker Chapter4 DepartmentOfDefense

    Duration: 22min
  • 007 BecomingAnEthicalHacker Chapter5 BugHunters

    Duration: 38min
  • 008 BecomingAnEthicalHacker Chapter6 Prodigy

    Duration: 22min
  • 009 BecomingAnEthicalHacker Chapter7 WhatItTakes

    Duration: 13min
  • 010 BecomingAnEthicalHacker Appendix

    Duration: 14min
  • 011 BecomingAnEthicalHacker Credits

    Duration: 37s