Ethical Hacking - Foremost Need of today's Businesses to Strengthen Network Security

By POOJA BISHT |Email | Apr 18, 2019 | 1701 Views

The growth of Data, technology and the very recent - Cloud have given so much to the businesses to reach the next level, to have remote access to data and its storage, but the growth in these technologies have also given rise to various security risks related to Data and network. With all the data of the businesses stored in the cloud, network securities are a major issue faced in the present times. The recent Ransomware attack, Security attack on Facebook are the news that requires big attention now. A system must be developed to counter-attack these illegal hackings and Ethical Hacking on this regard is the very important concept. Jay Bavisi, President and Co-founder of the EC Council says, "We need Ethical Hackers more today than ever before".

Breaking the security of a system and exploiting the personal information stored in the computer system and network by an unauthorized person is the most serious concern in today's digital world and is what termed as Hacking. Hacking is illegal. It is illegal to exploit the private data of some individual and organizations and use it for selfish means. Ethical Hacking is a counter-attack on these hackings and hackers. Ethical Hackers gets into the computer system or network like a hacker but to find those weaknesses and faults that can be found out by Hackers to exploit the personal data. An Ethical Hacker is the trustworthy person whom the organizations trust and authorizes to enter the privacy of the system to find out the ways by which the privacy of the data is maintained.

Every of the organization works on data and privacy is a major concern. With the big data and technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning as the importance of data is increasing so is the need to protect this data and keep the privacy. According to Gartner, The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.3 percent in 2019 to total $206.2 billion, up from $175.8 billion in 2018. It clearly indicates how the market for Cloud is growing and how important it has become to work on the privacy of the systems and network.

There are various views regarding deploying Ethical Hackers by businesses. Some see it as another risk to the privacy of the organization's personal data because Ethical Hackers also go through the private data of the system (but with an intention to keep it safer unlike Hackers). This makes the situation a little complicated for business people and key thinkers. But with certifications from a trusted body like EC Council complications like this are handled clearly. The professional Certification body, EC Council provides certificates in Ethical Hacking which any businesses can rely on.

Source: HOB