Ethical Ethics And Ethical Hacking

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Understanding the Terminology

In the recent past there have been developments and issues that have arisen in regards to the internet. One development and issue is ethical hacking. To understand ethical hacking one must be able to define what it means to be a hacker. “A hacker is an individual who intends to gain unauthorized access to a computer system” (Laudon & Traver, 2015). Oxford Dictionaries defines an ethical hacker as “a person who hacks into a computer network in order to test or evaluate its security, rather than with malicious or criminal intent” (Ethical Hacker, n.d.). In other words, an ethical hacker aims to discover if any vulnerabilities exist in the system so the vulnerabilities can be fixed before a malicious hacker can exploit them. With ethical hacking being a new development, there have been news articles discussing the boons and concerns of its practice.

News Article Synopsis

A recent news article “Fed Agencies Look to Encourage Use of Ethical Hacking In Healthcare” considers using ethical hacking in the healthcare industry (Slabodkin, 2016). The article refers to the recent success the Department of Defense (DoD) using ethical hacking. In short, the DoD’s successful hacking event led to the discussion of using ethical hacking in the healthcare industry and the apprehensions some may have towards it.

Assessing the Advantages & Disadvantages

The article by Slabodkin (2016) addresses advantages and disadvantages regarding ethical hacking in the
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