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What is Ethical Hacking?

Ethical Hacking sounds like a bit of an oxymoron, but it actually refers to the practice of imitating the actions or procedures of a hacker to test the vulnerability of a network, website or software. We use what is known as “ethical hacking” when we conduct our security audits as it is the most effective way of finding vulnerabilities in your system before the real hackers do.

Because the strategies of real hackers are constantly evolving and becoming more sophisticated, so are the strategies we must follow in ethical hacking tests. Ethical hacking is something that should be conducted regularly on every business that runs a network or is on the internet, to prevent the devastating losses that occur when a business is compromised by a real attack.

If you have any concerns about the security of your network or the integrity of your data (or client data), you should contact an IT security company who understand how to carry out an ethical hacking test.

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This answer was last updated on 24-Nov-2012 02:57 PM.