The Black and White (Hat) of Ethical HackingPosted by SecurityAuditTeam on Jan 31, 2015 in Security Blog • No comments
When it comes to cyber security the online world is populated by people of different color, be it, white, black or those who lurk in the grey area. The perception is that there is a group of characters whose actions are benevolent, and so are described as White Hat hackers, white being benign in nature, while on the other hand, there are those whose actions range from questionable to downright malicious. Those individuals are described as Black Hat hackers.
The Need for More White Hat Hackers
In the world in which we life in today, the need for more White Hat or ethical hackers cannot be emphasized more. With the growing threat of hacker groups such as the Lizard Squad, both large organizations and individuals need to come up with creative ways to make sure that their security protocols are strong enough, which is something that one can only find out when an ethical hacker exposes the gaps in the system.
That being said, it is interesting to point out that many of the White Hat hackers were at one point in time Black Hats who were involved in harming companies. So, if you want to hire one, stay frosty. In the end, hiring a White Hat hacker is critical if one to find out multiple ways in which hackers can cripple your system and steal your data which was the case with the hacking incident at Sony Pictures.
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