Hello everyone!!, Today we will be talking about how you can get started in cyber security from scratch. Everyone wants to start in CYBER SECURITY but they don’t know from where to start. So, let’s get started with the blog.
Let me tell you something about me, how am I qualified enough to tell you about how to start in cyber security and why you should listen to my advice. I am RISHABH RAI, currently studying as 2nd Year B Tech. I am right now holding two verified certificates eJPT,CEH Practical, having under 300 rank on TryHackMe, Hacker at HackTheBox. I was also a newbie in Cyber Security, when I joined college. But I was very fascinated by CYBER SECURITY and wanted to learn in this field.
This much intro is enough for you to believe what I am saying to at least try once.
So let’s get to the starting of my journey. I saw cyber security personnel only as an hacker, It’s not my fault that’s all we got in movies. In the start when I tried searching for things to start in cyber security I came across KALI.
Let’s see what KALI(LINUX) is, LINUX is an operating system, like windows and mac. And KALI is a debian-based distribution of LINUX. Now the question is when LINUX is just like windows and mac, why don’t we use windows and mac and go for LINUX distributions (KALI here). The answer is that windows and mac don’t come with preinstalled tools required to use in PENETRATION TESTING or in easy language HACKING. And unlike in windows and mac kali is basically controlled by terminal and not by GUI (note: you can use GUI application in KALI too but terminal is most preferable).
Now we know what OS to use in HACKING but we don’t get laptops or pc with LINUX distributions installed, we get windows or mac installed. So the question arises how do I use kali on windows and mac OS laptops/PC? . So there are two answers to this problem one being DUAL BOOT and second being VIRTUAL MACHINE. DUAL BOOT can be done directly on laptops/pc or you can use bootable pen-drives to get what you want. But this is comparably complex than using VIRTUAL MACHINES and as you are just starting in hacking you should try VIRTUAL MACHINES. For using this you can use VITUAL BOX or VMWARE to achieve your desired requirements.
There are a lot of videos on how to install kali on VIRTUAL BOX or VMWARE. You can even see videos on how to install VIRTUAL BOX and VMWARE online to start with.
INSTALL VITURAL BOX:
KALI ON VMWARE 16 PRO:
KALI ON VIRTUAL BOX:
Now, your setup for hacking is all ready, let’s have a look on what should we learn and most importantly from where.
FIRST let’s talk about what to learn :
- LINUX BASICS (basic commands and working of general tools)
- NETWORKING BASICS (don’t go too deep in networking just have an idea about OSI or TCP/IP model)
- Start Practicing and Learn about hacking on Some platforms like:
- Try to take part in CTF’s going on.
- Take some paid courses, there are a lot of good courses.
- You can follow some You Tube channels
-> BITTEN TECH(hindi)
-> NULL BYTE
-> THE CYBER MENTOR
-> JOHN HAMMOND
- And last but not the least you should get googling, whatever you are stuck with just google it.
Now you are all set to practice and learn ethical hacking (NOTE: Don’t get in unethical practices). All you have to do is practice and have faith in the process.
HAPPY HACKING🥳, SAFE HACKING 🥳!!
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