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Hackers Needed To Defeat Hackers

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In an online world infested with hackers, we need more hackers.

To have a chance of blocking or defeating malicious hackers, organizations need "good" or ethical hackers on their side — people who know how to think like the bad guys.

This is not a new concept. Security experts say an organization that wants its applications, systems, and networks to be secure needs to hire hackers to test them by attacking them. That is generally called penetration testing: A group of "pen testers" try to hack into anything and everything. The goal is to find vulnerabilities and fix them before malicious hackers can exploit them.

There are even training and certification courses to become a Certified Ethical Hacker.

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