What is an Ethical Hacker?

Ethical hackers are computer and networking experts who systematically attempts to penetrate a computer system or network to find vulnerabilities and threats that a malicious hacker could potentially exploit. Basically, ethical hackers use the same skills and tactics as a hacker, but with the owner’s permission.

The ethical hackers are employed either throught a contracts or a direct employment to test the security of the organisation. Their role depends on the specific needs of a given organisation.