We surveyed 265 ethical hackers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical ethical hacker. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an ethical hacker?



Working as an ethical hacker typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that ethical hackers are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become an ethical hacker?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an ethical hacker typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as an ethical hacker?



It’s typically difficult to find a job as an ethical hacker.