When it comes to large computer systems, not one of them is fully secure. Even with constant updates to the platforms that keep vital networks humming, there's always a back door. And companies are willing to pay handsomely to effective bouncers that can keep an eye on them.
Call them ethical hackers or white hat hackers, they're the cybersecurity experts that are constantly on the lookout for vulnerabilities to sensitive networks - the better to patch them up and keep them safe. There's not likely to be a drop in demand for these extremely specialized techs anytime soon. And if you've thought about joining their ranks, there's actually a course dedicated to bringing any coder up to speed: The Ultimate Ethical Hacking A to Z Certification Bundle.
You'll find tutorials in cyber-security for any system out there, but nothing that drills down quite so far as this master class, while also giving you an overview of hacking with principles that can be applied to any platform. The opening lessons in the bundle give a birds-eye view of security by showing you what the most common targets of any hacker are, and the routes they use to attack them. You'll be able to set up a practice lab at your own computer - a contained environment where you can practice the techniques you learn without fear of harming your own system or anyone else's.
As your skills progress, you'll learn specific techniques for detecting weak spots in Python, including the ability to write scripts that comb internal systems and raise red flags for you. Another self-contained course lets you tinker with Raspberry Pi, the popular processing system that can be used to manipulate the Internet of Things.
All eight courses in the Ultimate Ethical Hacking A to Z Certification Bundle are now on sale for $39.