Recent events demonstrate that hackers are surely out there, and have been threatening the privacy of various businesses regardless of the width of their industries. Some hacking groups may be looking for intellectual material such as private business plans, designs yet to be launched, strategies and other confidential information.
Or they may be looking to steal money straight-up, hacking bank account logins online to suck all the cash out of them. As business accounts tend to have higher balances, they most commonly become the target of cyber hacking.
The best strategy to fight this problem is ‘certified hacking’. This process includes an EC-Council certified ethical hacker, equipped with the knowledge of the latest techniques being used by these offensive groups. An ethical hacker is armed with the necessary skills needed to hack into most networks or web-hosts.
He may be hired by business owners, to try and hack into their systems in the same way as an offensive hacker would. In this way, the vulnerability of the security maintenance is revealed and the needed changes are made.
If an area is beyond safety, an ethical hacker can also advise shutting it down before its content gets in the wrong hands. Supposedly, these ethical hackers act just like white blood cells for your network that fight with the harmful germs i.e. the cyber hackers.
Cyber hacking may cause major inconvenience to a certain business organization, and in more critical cases, it can cause it to shut down immediately. Prevention from such an attack is certainly better than having to react to it afterwards. Basically, this method keeps a business owner one step ahead of these hacking groups.
Getting it hacked first by someone with an intention to address the penetrable security areas, is much more preferable to having it hacked by an unknown group.