Feb 7, 2010
DOES hacking mean committing a crime? Not necessarily according to IT Security specialist, EC Council Asia Pacific.
The leading IT Security certification body in collaborations with KBU’s School of Engineering and Computing recently held a talk to shed some light on computer security and ethical hacking concepts.
The talk changed the perception of many as most people were under the impression that the terms hacking and hackers usually bring about some negative connotations.
During the talk, KBU students discovered that in the computing community, being branded as hackers could be complimentary in nature, depending on the context.
More often than not, the primary meaning of the term refers to someone who is considered as brilliant programmer or technical expert.
During the much-awaited event, students were also given the opportunity to watch the live demo on ethical hacking which was demonstrated by the EC Council presenters.
EC Council offers both business and technical training needed to build successful e-businesses.
KBU School of Engineering and Computing deputy head Dr Christine Lee said there was a huge turnout at the event as students were anxious to learn about ethical hacking and ways and means of practicing it.
She said the lecture theatre was packed with not only students from the School of Engineering and Computing but also those from School of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Management and School of Design.