Highlighting an 'ethical hacker'

Wednesday, 16 October 2002, 2:40 PM EST

Hiring an ethical hacker to protect a network from being hacked or broken into is akin to fighting fire with fire or evil with evil, said Fadia, who has provided consultancy services to India’s intelligence agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

“Ethical hackers can help plug security loopholes normally overlooked by system administrators, and they can routinely test a network for weakness,” he said.

“Employing ethical hackers to protect computer networks is becoming a common practice in the United States but it is not often seen in other countries,” he said.

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