What is the advantage of being hacker

Ethical Hacking- Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages of Ethical Hacking

Most of the benefits of ethical hacking are obvious, but many are overlooked. The benefits range from simply preventing malicious hacking to preventing national security breaches. The benefits include:

  • Fighting against terrorism and national security breaches
  • Having a computer system that prevents malicious hackers from gaining access
  • Having adequate preventative measures in place to prevent security breaches

Disadvantages of Ethical Hacking

As with all types of activities which have a darker side, there will be dishonest people presenting drawbacks. The possible drawbacks of ethical hacking include:

  • The ethical hacker using the knowledge they gain to do malicious hacking activities
  • Allowing the company’s financial and banking details to be seen
  • The possibility that the ethical hacker will send and/or place malicious code, viruses, malware and other destructive and harmful things on a computer system
  • Massive security breach

These are not common; however, they are something all companies should consider when using the services of an ethical hacker.

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Researched/Authored/Compiled by Ronak Shah [Practice Head- Software Testing (QA), CIGNEX Datamatics]

About the author– Ronak Shah is the well-known Software Quality Strategist and the man behind delivering hundreds of “quality” software solutions worldwide to the enterprises including Fortune Global 500 companies. He is proficient in setting up, developing and managing independent Software Testing (QA) practice/department from the scratch in the organizations with his strong capabilities around team building, competence building and CMMi processes design and implementation. His leadership and management skills have won him many prestigious awards, recognitions and accolades from various organizations and esteemed clients for his outstanding performance, value-added contributions and his expert knowledge in “all types of software testing”. Ronak Shah (National Level Software Testing Topper Rank-1 as per TechGig.com, Geek Challenge Winner on ZDNet.com)can be reached at [email protected]

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