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Ethical Hackers: Importance of adding Penetration Testers to your team

01 May 2023

Adding to your tech team and not sure which direction to go in next? If you’ve not already got an Ethical Hacker on your side nows the time and here’s a few reasons why.

Ethical Hackers also known as Penetration Testers (Pen Tester), or white hat hackers, are important because they help organisations identify and fix security vulnerabilities in their systems before they can be exploited by malicious hackers. By doing so, they help protect sensitive data and prevent security breaches that can result in financial losses, damage to reputation, and legal liabilities.

Ethical Hackers use their knowledge and skills to test the security of a system or network by simulating attacks and identifying weaknesses. They then report their findings to the organisation so that the vulnerabilities can be addressed and the system can be made more secure.

In addition to helping prevent security breaches, Pen Testers also play a crucial role in compliance with regulations and standards such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, and GDPR. These regulations require organizations to maintain a certain level of security and privacy for the data they collect and store, and ethical hackers can help ensure that these requirements are met.

Some of the pros of having Ethical Hackers on your team include:

  • Stop attacks before they happen
  • Protect your private data
  • Reduce your companies risk of liability
  • Always protecting the credibility of your company
  • They can think like a hacker – but they’re on your side
  • They stay up to date with latest threats and tech
  • Overall, they are an important part of the cybersecurity ecosystem and help organisations stay ahead of potential threats and keep their data and systems secure.

    Do you want to discuss the need of an Ethical Hacker on your team? We have many Ethical Hackers across the UK looking for their next role. Are you looking for your next Ethical Hacker role? Get in touch with Olivia on 07789 557 717 Or email olivia@peel-cyber.co.uk