Kozhikode: Ever heard of an ethical hacker ? Meet 13-year old Aman Hisham, from Kozhikode, who has achieved the rare distinction of being the youngest Ethical Hacker in Asia.
The teenager, who prefers to spent his free time tapping on the keyboard while his classmates and friends fritter away on Whats App and watching cartoons, bagged this rare distinction by completing the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Certificate Course conducted by International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC Council), USA.
A student of Red Team Hacker Academy in Kozhikode for the past two months, Aman Hisham had sat for the certificate course examination with just a five day training programme. His next target is the EC Council Certified Security Analyst.
Son of Omar Farooq, an employee of the University of Calicut and Dr. Fazeela, Assistant Professor at Sullamussalam Science College, Areekode, Aman Hisham is an 8th standard student at Sullamussalam Oriental Higher Secondary School, Areekode.
While computer hackers are much-feared in the cyber community for their ability to crash through any security system, stealing valuable data and tampering with the programmes, ethical hackers are seen as the anti-dote to the scourge. Ethical hackers are usually helpful in ensuring the security system of computer networks by evaluating the security. Ethical hackers are employed often for improving the security of the systems by identifying and fixing the vulnerabilities in the network.