Typically when you hear the word “hacker” it you get the idea of someone who, with evil intent, searches for ways to mine your personal/company data and destroy or replace data.
However, an ethical hacker or white hat hacker is someone who practices the so called Ethical Hacking and could use his abilities to harm your business, but he makes the choice to help uncover security failings in your system and then help you to find ways to protect your company from other hackers.
Ethical Hacking and Ethical Hackers
Ethical hackers are, in this way, helpful to many companies and they can protect their online business by closing the backdoor entrance to -would be- hackers and company data can be safeguarded. Customers often experience an even greater level of trust and security in the online business resulting in improved performance in online sales and uptime.
Maybe this explains why so many of the larger online businesses seem to have less downtime and experience fewer problems. Most hackers know they will have a harder time getting into these systems than smaller companies that may not have the resources to investigate every possible security leak.
Therefore, it is important for any online business to make sure they take proper measures by installing anti-virus protection, spyware removal tools and firewall protection. This should not be a debated standpoint. Your customers deserve the safety that only you can provide through appropriate protective measures.
Hackers usually do not target a specific site since much as they do is to create software that looks to find an entrance to online business websites data and then they determine what can be found inside those sites they can infiltrate.
Some hackers even say they mean no harm; they simply are curious and have found new ways of finding out information. Too often this is information they should not have access to. Why do they do it then? Well, because they can.
Some hackers consider what they do is a mean of making the online environment safer for individuals and businesses. If they can disable an online store or take over a website they figure this proves what they have been saying all along: sites are not as safe online as some think.
It is fair to say that through hacker’s activity, we often have learned better ways to secure websites in general, and even more importantly, they have made clear that online business must remain vigilant in the safeguard of their company data.
Things have changed in an online sales environment and applying strong security measures to your site is not only in your best interest, but also the interest of your customers who place their trust in your ability to safeguard their data.
If an online company is large enough they might consider the ethical hacking services of a ethical hacker.
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