Craig Pepper
January 30, 2024
2 Min Read

What is a Hacker?

Myth vs. Reality in Cybersecurity Hacking

When you search for "what is a hacker," you might envision a shadowy figure in a hoodie, engaged in illegal data theft or digital disruption. This image, often seen in media, is a stereotype we're debunking at Periculo's cybersecurity blog. We're experts in demystifying the world of cybersecurity, tackling myths, and revealing the reality of hacking – which is often not what it seems.

The Misunderstood World of Hackers: Ethical vs. Malicious

The myth is widespread: all hackers are harmful. This is a misconception, In reality, cybersecurity is a field where ethical and malicious hackers coexist. Periculo we also specialise in ethical hacking – a crucial aspect of our cybersecurity services along with cyber essentials. Ethical hacking involves using hacking for good, identifying, and remedying security flaws before they're exploited.

Ethical Hackers

Ethical hackers, or 'white hat hackers,' are the unsung heroes of cybersecurity. Unlike 'black hat hackers,' they use their skills for defence, not attack. At Periculo, our team of certified ethical hackers is trained to counteract malicious hackers. They conduct penetration tests and vulnerability scans, forming the frontline against cyber threats.

Periculo Case Study: Averting a Major Data Breach

Our case files at Periculo reveal the impact of ethical hacking. In a notable instance, our team discovered a critical vulnerability in a client's network, preventing a significant data breach. This is a testament to the effectiveness of our CREST registered penetration testing and tailored cyber consultancy services.

Join Us in the Cybersecurity Journey with our FREE Partnership

Understanding the difference between harmful and ethical hackers is just the beginning. Dive deeper into cybersecurity with Periculo. Explore our FREE Partnership which offers training, a security wiki, weekly threat reports and a FREE vulnerability scan. Why not check out our pentesting services and cybersecurity consultancy on website, and learn how we can protect your digital assets.

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