white hat hacker


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white hat hacker

People who break into a computer system and inform the company that they have done so. They are either concerned employees or security professionals who are paid to find vulnerabilities. White hat hackers are the "good guys." Contrast with black hat hacker and blue hat hacker.
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But these white hat hackers get to do more than just sling code all day - they get to go undercover.
Prior to Entrench, he was a manager in Ernst & Young's Security & Technology Solutions practice, where he was the solution line leader for the Canadian Penetration Testing Practice, as well as a security analyst for a worldwide group of white hat hackers and security researchers on the BindView RAZOR Team.
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