Ethical hacking is a very broad term consisting of authorized attempts at hacking a specific target to find possibilities of security vulnerabilities in it. A cyberattack with the permission of the legal owners of any software, website, application and etc. is called Ethical hacking. Replicating different tactics and procedure used by actual hackers is the main objective. Which in-turn helps in resolving any security threats before an actual hacker with pernicious intentions hacks and steals any confidential data.
Another name used for ethical hackers is ‘White Hats’. White hats are hacking experts. Firstly, companies hire ethical hackers to hack into their systems. Then, these experts use the tools for hacking and gaining insight of security misconfigurations. Finally, white hats provide resourceful information about various potential security issues that can lead to a potential data breach. Now, the company can work with their development team to resolve the security threats before the world gets to know about them. This in turn saves the precious data belonging to the users or the company. Additionally, by this ethical hackers save the company’s reputation as well.
Consider a scenario, you are head of a multi-national IT firm and everything is going well, likewise your product is doing well in the market; customers love using it! Suddenly, out of the blue one day you employee informs you that there’s been a data breach in your network. The data breach is now publicized. Further, the jeopardization of sensitive data regarding your users and your company. National and international news channels are telecasting this news on prime time.
As a result your firm’s stock prices have plummeted and consumers are furious, furthermore filing of numerous lawsuits against you and your firm has took place. Your firms net worth has dropped, causing you to lose millions of dollars.
Does this event sound familiar? Let me enlighten you, this is exactly what happened with Mark Zuckerberg; the founder and CEO at Facebook (now META).
Facebook bared a compromise of over 533 Million sets of user data in the recent data breach. Additionally, Facebook lost over 160 million dollars. Furthermore, the money spent on fighting the numerous lawsuits filed against Facebook by different organizations and individuals.
Undivided attention on security testing of Facebook would have averted this occurrence. Hiring ethical hackers and penetration testers and etc. to examine its security standards. All the lost wealth, userbase, database and reputation could have been saved; if only security threats were not neglected.
This explains why ethcial hacking is a crucial aspect of security misconfigurations for your firms network and products.
Ethical hacking helps resolvoing many security threats possible to cause data breach. There are different types of ethical hacking that help in identifying different security miscofigurations present in your existing product.
We have mentioned different types of ethical hacking below: –
Ethical hacking is an important yet dangerous procedure for your company. Finally, finding & hiring trustworthy ethical hackers is a tedious task.
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