Ethical hacking: all you need to know

Ethical hacking
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Ethical hacking is becoming a growth industry. The information security sector is booming, expected to grow at 10.2 per cent annually through to 2023, according to a report from Markets and Markets. This has prompted a demand for white hat hackers and other security professionals.

A study by the Herjavec Group predicts that 3.5 million cybersecurity-related jobs will open up through to 2021. The high demand and growing cost of attacks have resulted in some impressive salaries. PayScale puts the average annual salary for a computer security specialist at around $72,000, while the Infosec Institute  estimates somewhere around $71,331 for a certified ethical hacker. 

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Bischoff works as a privacy advocate at Comparitech, the consumer tech research and comparison service.