A career in cyber attacking for the good guys can help organisations better defend themselves against bad attackers. It’s a pathway that involves a lot of troubleshooting to overcome the defenses put in place by cyber defenders and creativity to think of new ways to avoid detection by cyber investigators.
Systems and Networks Penetration Testing
You could see yourself looking for holes in systems and networks, designed by security engineers and architects, to help them close them for real bad guys. Penetrating testing is the art of methodically finding the gaps before the bad guys do.
Application Penetrating Testing
If coding is your thing, you could help organisations make more secure computer programs and apps. A career in application penetration testing can see you finding holes in the code or functionality of applications.