Working on online Businesses and websites is followed by its own ingrained challenges. With the advancement in internet and computing technologies, people have found new ways to infringe the websites and sneak around either for fun or stealing some important information of your business. This sneaking around is known as Hacking. These activities can easily be stopped by regularly checking out these loopholes. This is where Ethical Hacking comes in demands.
What is Ethical Hacking?
Ethical hacking means hacking into software or website only with the ethical purposes and consent of the owner. People working in the computer technology sector enter the field with different intentions on the basis of which they are assigned different hats. Ethical hackers are usually considered White hat techniques and are legal. These are highly trained experts who are experienced in penetrating even some of the most secure networks. Their job is to identify the loop holes and threats which Fraudulent can utilize foe their own good.
Although most of the systems and networks may appear secure but all of them have some loopholes and require regular maintenance. In order to become an ethical hacker, one has to undergo an Ethical hacking course and after which, companies hire them individually or as a team in order to identify the weakness in their IT network.
Many companies are still not convinced that they need a professional to monitor their sites or network. They are under the idea that no on would hack into their company. This silly mistake costs many companies millions of dollars. In the recent up rise of Bit coin prices, Hackers stole Bit coin worth hundreds of millions of Dollars from the wallets of companies as well. No one is safe from such malpractices.
It is very important for the company to manage and maintain its reputation in the market. Once exposed to these fraudulent online criminals, it might reduce the trust of people from the company and it may lose a number of its clients. Hackers can enter the systems of the employees and implant viruses in there which may corrupt the whole network and can lead to loss of months’ worth of data. These are a few ways in which online criminals can destroy the assets and reputation of a company. Hence it is a wise decision to hire a team of professionals who can monitor the network from time to time and can take preventive measures to strengthen the online presence and security of the company.