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Ethical Hacking: A Necessity

Sagar Sharma, Ashish Rana, Rohit Prajapati


In today’s era, our data is as valuable as money and sometimes more. This is the reason the fear of information being compromised by a cybercriminal worries everyone including the government, private industry and the everyday computer user. Cyber Crime is estimated to cost $6 trillion by 2021. Because of the increasing number of attacks, people need ethical hackers. The task of an ethical hacker is to find vulnerabilities and weakness in the system or network that can be exploited to gain access to the data and then provide a solution to prevent this from happening. This paper will describe what is the need of ethical hacking, why it is so crucial regarding data security, and how it is performed.

Keywords: cybercriminals, ethical hacker, vulnerabilities, exploited, technology.

Cite this Article: Sagar Sharma, Ashish Rana, Rohit Prajapati. Ethical Hacking: A Necessity. Journal of Network Security. 2020; 8(2): 11–15p.

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