The company that owns the system or network allows cybersecurity engineers to perform such activities in order to test the system’s defenses. Thus, unlike malicious hacking, this process is planned, approved and more importantly, legal.
Ethical hackers aim to investigate the system or network for weak points that malicious hackers can exploit or destroy. They collect and analyze the information to figure out ways to strengthen the security of the system/network/applications. By doing so, they can improve the security footprint so that it can better withstand attacks or divert them.
Ethical hackers check for key 5G vulnerabilities such as:
- Injection attacks
- Changes in security settings
- Exposure of sensitive data
- Breach in authentication protocols
- Components used in the system or network that may be used as access points
Ethical hackers are often referred to as white hat hackers. From the penetration tester’s point of view, there is no downside: If you hack in past the current defenses, you’ve given the client a chance to close the hole before an attacker discovers it.
If you don’t find anything, your client is even happier because they now get to declare their systems secure enough that even paid hackers couldn’t break into it.
Ethical hackers follow four key protocol concepts:
- Stay legal
- Define the scope
- Report vulnerabilities
- Respect data sensitivity
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