Doug Bedell — March 17, 2017, 4:26 pm

‘White-Hat Hacking’: It’s Come to That – To Insure Web Safety


With cybersecurity at heightened levels of awareness, we’ve reached a point at which we can note the emerging discipline of “ethical hacking.” Ethical hacking? Well, now you can pay to determine if you’re being intruded upon on the Web.

Paul Ridgewell on Naked Security reports on “white hat” contractors, “a somewhat shady-sounding occupation that uses penetration-testing techniques to assess IT security and identify vulnerabilities.”

“But on the whole, in the round” Ridgewell adds, “the concept of attaching ‘ethical’ to a criminal activity seems only to apply to cybersecurity. As I say, it’s odd.” Indeed.

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