How to hire a ethical hacker to penetration test your system
When looking to hire an ethical hacker, there are a few key things to consider.
Firstly, you want to make sure that the ethical hacker has a good understanding of hacking methodologies and tools.
Secondly, you want to ensure that the ethical hacker has a strong ethical compass and will not misuse any information or access gained during the penetration test.
Finally, you want to verify that the ethical hacker has the necessary insurance in place in case any damage is caused during the testing process.
When interviewing potential ethical hackers, be sure to ask about their experience with various hacking tools and techniques. You should also inquire about any ethical hacking certifications they may hold. Once you have narrowed down your list of potential candidates, you can then request quotes from each one. Be sure to specify exactly what you want to be tested and what type of report you expect to receive at the end of the engagement.
What are the basic software tools available for Ethical Hacker?
The basic software tools available for ethical hacking are the same tools used by malicious hackers, such as:
• Port scanners: to identify open ports and services running on a system
• Vulnerability scanners: to identify known vulnerabilities in systems and applications
• Password crackers: to brute force passwords
• Packet sniffers: to intercept and analyze network traffic
• Keyloggers: to record keystrokes
In addition to these tools, ethical hackers may also use honeypots, which are decoy systems that are designed to lure in and trap malicious hackers.