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Ethical Hacking in San Francisco

What is ethical hacking? PC World refers to ethical hackers as “penetration testers to help probe and improve their networks, applications, and other computer systems with the ultimate goal of preventing data theft and fraud.” But, there’s even more to it than that. And, although we at Intivix don’t offer an official course for Certified Ethical Hacker Training in San Francisco, we do provide many of the educational and training points found in the certification course.

Becoming a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) involves earning the appropriate credential from the EC-Council after a few years of security-related IT experience. The certification will help you understand security from the mindset of a hacker. You’ll learn the common types of exploits, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures.

In lieu of that program, however, Intivix offers cyber security education and training for San Francisco Bay Area companies that will at least get one or multiple of your operatives to a level that mirrors at least parts of this certification.

Qualification for a CEH (a vendor-neutral certification) involves mastering penetration testing, footprinting and reconnaissance, and social engineering. The official course of study covers the creation of Trojan horses, backdoors, viruses, and worms. It also covers denial of service (DoS) attacks, SQL injection, buffer overflow, session hijacking, and system hacking.

With our help, you’ll discover the fundamentals on how to hijack Web servers and Web applications. You’ll also find out how to scan and sniff networks, crack wireless encryption, and evade IDSs, firewalls, and honeypots.

For many who don’t have the time or wherewithal to go through a white hat hacker training course, Intivix offers the best alternative with cyber security training for your staff that will get you or a staff member to a place of unofficial ethical hacker status.

And then, you’ve got someone on your team who can perform some or all of the above white hat hacking

The Ethical Hacking 411

Ethical hacking doesn’t solely involve technical work. It also requires so-called soft skills, just as any other IT job does. You need a strong work ethic (as its name implies), very good problem-solving and communications skills, and the ability to stay motivated, on-task, and dedicated.

Ethical hackers also need street smarts, people skills, and even some talent for manipulation, since at times they need to be able to persuade others to disclose credentials, restart or shut down systems, execute files, or otherwise knowingly or unknowingly help them achieve their ultimate goal.

You’ll need to master this aspect of the job, which people in the business sometimes call “social engineering,” to become a well-rounded ethical hacker.

Intivix can help you with at least the fundamentals on all these points.

Why Our Cyber Security Solutions Matter

There are many ways Bay Area small businesses and their computer networks benefit from our IT consulting and services. From dogged security measures to state-of-the-art cloud computing options to offering tech support for PC, Mac, and Linux users – Intivix offers peerless and dedicated IT support for San Francisco businesses.

And, now we are happy to say our cyber security training practices have reached the level where we feel confident in our abilities as ethical hackers our own selves to impart that wisdom to our valued clients.

Do You Have Compliance Audit Concerns?

Part of our solutions to compliance concerns include some of the ethical hacker training, which gives you a good defense in the area of regulatory compliance and data safety.

We can do a complete security audit of your IT network, and, based on our evaluation, make certain recommendations for the addition of enterprise-level security tools and monitoring.

We dovetail that with our cyber security education for San Francisco businesses that can give multiple staff members knowledge and training that mimics, much of it, the criteria for ethical hacking certification.

This is yet another advantage of having experienced IT management experts handling your outsourced IT and cyber security education.

And, if you’re wondering about how to integrate our cyber security consulting with your own in-house team, we can easily co-ordinate with your in-house staff and help them sharpen their white hat hacking skills, which makes them a much more valuable asset to your company.

All-in-One IT Solutions for Bay Area Companies

And, we give you the ethical hacker training along with all the rest. “The rest” is a big package that includes:

  • IT Security/Auditing
  • Vendor Management
  • Cloud Support
  • Remote Support and Monitoring
  • Co-locational Data Backups
  • Ongoing IT Consultancy
  • Mobile Device Management, and much more.

Remember to Keep It Legal!

It’s important never to engage in black hat hacking – that is, intruding or attacking anyone’s network without their full permission. Engaging in illegal activities, even if it doesn’t lead to a conviction, will likely kill your ethical hacking career (should you parlay our “basic training” into officially-certified status).

Moreover, many of the available ethical hacking jobs are with government-related organizations and require rigorous security clearances and polygraph testing. Even everyday companies will perform at least a basic background check, and so, with that, we invite you to make the call.

Your Bay Area Cyber Security Consultants Await

Contact one of our friendly Intivix cyber security consultants today at (415) 543-1033 for more info on how you can benefit from unofficial-yet-still-potent ethical hacker training in San Francisco CA and the entire Bay Area that will have your staff able to compete with black hat or unethical hackers, as well as the unabashed cybercriminals out there!