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ALSO CALLED: Red Team, Ethical Hackers, Ethical Hacking, Vulnerability Testing, Security Testing, Intrusion Testing, Red Teaming, Security Scans, White Hat Hackers, White Hats
DEFINITION: White hat describes a hacker (or, if you prefer, cracker) who identifies a security weakness in a computer system or network but, instead of taking malicious advantage of it, exposes the weakness in a way that will allow the system's owners to fix the breach before it can be taken advantage by others (such as black hat hackers.) Methods of telling the owners about it range from a simple phone call  … 
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Automated Penetration Testing; Can IT Afford Not To?
sponsored by Core Security Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This paper contains an overview of penetration testing, a summary of vulnerabilities that can be revealed through penetration testing, and the business and technical benefits of performing penetration testing across your infrastructure.
Posted: 18 Jan 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Core Security Technologies

CORE IMPACT 6.0
sponsored by Core Security Technologies
DATA SHEET: For organizations that need to ensure the security of critical or sensitive systems, CORE IMPACT is a must-have tool. This Information Security Review examines CORE IMPACT and highly recommends it as an effective security device.
Posted: 08 Jan 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

Core Security Technologies

Secure at the Source: Implementing Source Code Vulnerability Testing in the Software Development Life Cycle
sponsored by Ounce Labs, an IBM Company
WHITE PAPER: Learn the best models for integrating source code vulnerability testing into the software testing development life-cycle (SDLC) and how to best merge security expertise with development resources.
Posted: 20 Jul 2006 | Published: 19 Jul 2006

Ounce Labs, an IBM Company

How to Successfully Automate the Functional Testing Process
sponsored by Borland Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides practical insight into the lessons learned by those who have successfully automated the functional testing process.
Posted: 24 May 2006 | Published: 01 May 2006

Borland Software Corporation

Justification and ROI for Automated Penetration Testing
sponsored by Core Security Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This paper will help you justify the need for an automated penetration testing product and demonstrate the positive Return on Investment (ROI) that can be achieved.
Posted: 19 Sep 2005 | Published: 01 Sep 2005

Core Security Technologies
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PENETRATION TESTING DEFINITION (continued): … White hat describes a hacker (or, if you prefer, cracker) who identifies a security weakness in a computer system or network but, instead of taking malicious advantage of it, exposes the weakness in a way that will allow the system's owners to fix the breach before it can be taken advantage by others (such as black hat hackers.) Methods of telling the owners about it range from a simple phone call through sending an e-mail note to a Webmaster or administrator all the way to leaving an electronic "calling card" in the system that makes it obvious that security has been breached.While white hat hacking is a hobby for some, others provide their services for a fee. Thus, a white hat hacker may work as a consultant or be a permanent employee on a company's payroll. A good many white hat hackers are former black hat hackers.The term comes from old Western movies, where heros often wore white hats and the "bad guys" wore black hats.
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