Presentation on theme: "Ethical Hacking Pratheeba Murugesan. HACKER AENDA What is Ethical Hacking? Who are ethical hackers? Every Website-A Target Get out of jail free."— Presentation transcript:
AENDA What is Ethical Hacking? Who are ethical hackers? Every Website-A Target Get out of jail free card Kinds of Testing Final Report
Ethical Hacking Independent computer security Professionals breaking into the computer systems. Neither damage the target systems nor steal information. Evaluate target systems security and report back to owners about the vulnerabilities found.
Ethical Hackers but not Criminal Hackers Completely trustworthy. Strong programming and computer networking skills. Learn about the system and trying to find its weaknesses. Techniques of Criminal hackers- Detection-Prevention. Published research papers or released security software. No Ex-hackers.
Being Prepared What can an intruder see on the target systems? What can an intruder do with that information? Does anyone at the target notice the intruder's attempts or successes? 1. What are you trying to protect? 2. Who are you trying to protect against? 3. How much time, effort, and money are you willing to expend to obtain adequate protection?
Get out of Jail free card Security evaluation plan 1.Identify system to be tested 2.How to test? 3.Limitations on that testing Evaluation done under a “no-holds- barred” approach. Clients should be aware of risks. Limit prior knowledge of test.
Kinds of Testing Remote Network Remote dial-up network Local network Stolen laptop computer Social engineering Physical entry 1.Total outsider 2.Semi-outsider 3.Valid user
Final Report Collection of all discoveries made during evaluation. Specific advice on how to close the vulnerabilities. Testers techniques never revealed. Delivered directly to an officer of the client organization in hard-copy form. Steps to be followed by clients in future.