What is Ethical Hacking? What is the difference between Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity?

Ethical hacking is a method of identifying possible risks and weaknesses in a network by circumventing system security lawfully and with the owner’s agreement.

Ethical Hacking is a technique used by ethical hackers to analyze a situation and offer a report based on the information acquired. Cyber Security is overseen by professionals whose job is to protect the system from harmful actions and assaults.

1) Meaning

Cybersecurity: It is concerned with resolving all the issues related to security with the purpose of protecting both the system & data from malicious activities.

Ethical Hacking: Ethical hacking is aimed at detecting the system for any vulnerabilities & reporting it to the owner.

2) Focus

Cybersecurity: Protection of the system

Ethical Hacking: Attacking on the system

3) Scope

Cybersecurity: It is a broader term including a number of security tecniques

Ethical Hacking: Ethical hacking is a subset of cybersecurity

4) Roles offered

Cybersecurity: Security Analyst, CISO, SOC engineer

Ethical Hacking: Penetration tester & Security Manager


Cybersecurity: It is concerned with defense

Ethical Hacking: It is concerned with offense