How Ethical Hacking Can Help Your Security Teams Stay One Step Ahead of Threat Actors
When most people hear the word “hacking” the word nefarious often comes to mind — cloaked bad guys looking to take advantage of your security weaknesses to infiltrate your systems and steal, alter or take hostage your data and assets. But, not all hackers are necessarily bad guys. In fact, ethical hackers, also known as white hat hackers, can actually work with you to help strengthen your security defenses so those bad guys can’t take advantage of you.
Unlike the bad actors looking to exploit weaknesses in your attack surface, often without your knowledge, ethical hackers can work with your security teams to identify cybersecurity gaps so you have the information you need for effective exposure management.
By working with an ethical hacker, your teams will have the opportunity to remediate your security flaws, misconfigurations and other vulnerabilities (otherwise known as exposures) to decrease the chance of a successful breach or other security incident.
In this knowledgebase, we take a closer look at ethical hacking, what it is, who does it, and how ethical hackers can help you seek out security issues you might otherwise overlook with a goal to improve your overall security posture.