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Can Ethical Hacking Improve IT Security?

First, a definition. What is ethical hacking? More commonly known as “penetration testing,” ethical hacking involves purposeful “hacking” into a computer network, the act of locating weaknesses and vulnerabilities of computer and information systems by duplicating the intent and actions of malicious hackers by a qualified person for purposes of testing a system’s security.

In this article, first published by DayDigital, the author discusses the good intentions behind using ethical hacking to respond to cyber-attacks.

Learn more with these features dedicated to the concept of Ethical Hacking.

Security Magazine: How to Work With Hackers to Make Your Company More Secure

Forbes: Ethics and Hacking: What You Need to Know

Simplilearn: Why Businesses Need Ethical Hackers

The New York Times: A Solution to Hackers? More Hackers

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