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Should Companies Start Hiring Hackers?

Should Companies Start Hiring Hackers?

Here at Purple Jelly, we are passionate about supplying our customers with the best IT solutions Surrey. However, in recent light of malicious hacking and attacks affecting some of the biggest companies in the world, the industry is beginning to question whether hiring hackers may be the way forward. However bizarre and potentially unethical it may seem, it may just work.

Jamie Woodruff is an, ‘ethical hacker’, who will hack your company for a fee. By being employed by companies, he will offer them an insight into how strong their security actually is. However, Woodruff’s approach is slightly different to a normal hacker, as he specializes in ‘social engineering’, which is the art of manipulation for information, (Woodruff once got a job as a pizza boy so he could deliver pizza, and eventually enter into the company he was ‘hacking’ headquarters).

Although this job was successful for Woodruff, as he was able to get into the server room and evidently hack the company’s most important data- the head of security did get fired. This is when the question of ethics came into question- how ethically ‘correct’ is it to hire a hacker?

Regardless of this, if hiring a hacker isn’t top of your list at the moment, there are ways you can find out the safest software on the market. One example is looking out for the companies posting the biggest bug bounties for hackers, Android, Chrome and iOS are currently posting huge bounties asking hackers to prove they can operate a full takeover on a device.

 If you are concerned about your businesses security, Purple Jelly are a trusted IT solutions Surrey. We will be able to advise and guide you in order to obtain the best security measures tailored to your specific needs, as we understand, no two clients are the same. Why not give us a call on 01252 856 230 or drop us an email at [email protected], one of our friendly staff will be happy to help!

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