The Case for Ethical Hacking

The Case for Ethical Hacking
June 14, 2011 EC-Council

Government agencies and business organizations today are in constant need of ethical hackers to combat the growing threat to IT Security, says Jay Bavisi, co-founder of the EC Council.

“A lot of government agencies, professionals and corporations now understand that if you want to protect a system, you cannot do it by just locking your doors,” Bavisi says in an interview with Tom Field of Information Security Media Group [transcript below].

Bavisi, president and co-founder of the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants, created an ethical hacker standard now used by the Pentagon.

Bavisi describes an ethical hacker as someone who is “trying to figure out if they are able to protect your system and if the system has been sufficiently protected.” A certified ethical hacker needs to think and act like a hacker in order to aid an organization in its efforts to protect valuable information assets.

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