Read what Shaan Ahmed had to say on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ec-councils-certified-ethical-hacker-ceh-showed-me-right-shaan-ahmed/
I got into the cybersecurity industry after understanding the hacker culture by immersing myself in books, written by Kevin Mitnick and Bruce Schneier. I was drawn towards the need to protect data from cybercriminals.
It was then that I realized how the perspective of an attacker towards data and information differs from an organization’s perspective. From simulating attacks and assessing risks to implementing defenses to protect a firm’s assets, I couldn’t help but find the idea powerful and imperative to the future. Cybersecurity didn’t just appear to be a stable career choice though, it was fascinating, and I was sure that it’s depth could keep me occupied and interested in years to come. So, to proceed ahead, I chose EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH). It is undoubtedly one of the most recognized programs in the industry! Personally, I pursued the C|EH to increase my chances of landing in a well-paying career.
My experience with C|EH:
Although I was initially confident that my existing knowledge in cybersecurity was significant, I was genuinely surprised at how much each of my skills was sharpened after going through the EC-Council training. For example, the multitude of commands in security tools that I was unaware of, had numerous uses that could be applied in various scenarios. One such tool is Nmap. I believe the focus on Nmap commands and techniques in the C|EH training was crucial as it helped me to learn the use of the tool in scanning and enumeration stages.
Cybersecurity is a vast industry, so it is easy to get overwhelmed and eventually discouraged by trying to excel in every domain. My advice would be to pick the right career path with EC-Council’s tracks that help you grow in your career.