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Hacking For Dummies® 3rd Edition by Kevin Beaver

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Chapter 20. Ten Reasons Hacking Is the Only Effective Way to Test

Ethical hacking is not just for fun or show. For numerous business reasons, ethical hacking is the only effective way to find the security vulnerabilities that matter in your organization.

The Bad Guys Are Thinking Bad Thoughts, Using Good Tools, and Developing New Attack Methods

If you're going to keep up with external attackers and malicious insiders, you have to stay current on the latest attack methods and tools.

IT Governance and Compliance Is More Than High-Level Checklist Audits

With all the government laws and industry regulations in place, your business likely doesn't have a choice in the security matter. The problem is that being "compliant" with these laws and regulations doesn't automatically mean you're "secure." You have to take the checklist audit blinders off and dig in deeper using ethical hacking tools and techniques in order to find out what really matters.

Ethical Hacking Complements Audits and Security Evaluations

No doubt, someone in your organization understands higher-level security audits better than this ethical hacking stuff. However, if you can sell that person on ethical hacking and integrate it into existing security initiatives, the auditing process can go much deeper and improve your outcomes. Everyone wins.

Someone's Going to Ask How Secure Your Systems Are

Many businesses now require in-depth security assessments of their business partners. The same goes for certain clients. The bigger companies ...

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