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 The Pros & Cons of Ethical Hacking

The use of ethical hackers to test for security vulnerabilities is as old as the IT hills. But, unless there are clear goals outlining why and to what extent your organization is engaging them, the outcome could be useless information -- or worse. On the surface, ethical hacking sounds like a pretty straightforward process: You hire somebody to break into your network or application or Web servers, and report what they find. But this simple description, which does adequately explain the basic principal, masks a process that requires a great deal more thought. eBCVG

 (Submitted by Dr.T Fri Apr 9, 2004 )


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