White Hat Hackers: Hacking For Saving

ARTICLES | Jun 21, 2022
White Hat Hackers: Hacking For Saving

Cyber ​​hacking might sound always destructive. But some hackers have good intentions to protect platforms. Hackers can actually enhance security. So how will hackers affect society in the future?

 

Reported cyberattacks in 2021 hit a record 925 per week. Companies now see the threat but lack deep understanding. They turn to “white hat” hackers, who are competent, ethical, and law-abiding hacker who seek out vulnerabilities and inform platform owners. They may work for private companies, law enforcement agencies, or might be freelancers. May also track criminals online. According to a survey, 84% of white hat hackers learned on their own, with only 16% receiving formal education.

 

White hat hackers don’t just report bugs. They investigate cybersecurity and prevent crimes. Hacks can cause patients with defibrillators within a 50-foot radius to suffer fatal hypoglycemic shock. Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Liquid Global was hacked in August 2021 with $97 million in funds. Checking for bugs should be done regularly by both internal teams and third parties.

 

Many organizations are investing heavily to achieve a digital workforce for the future job market. Big tech companies like Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Tesla will reward anyone who can find and report critical bugs and check their systems. Educational institutions, private companies, and governments in many countries are hosting both offline and online cyber hacking contests to promote the next generation of hackers with future job opportunities and attractive rewards.

 

 

Implications for the future:

 

- Governments and relevant agencies should focus on building a cybersecurity ecosystem and support growth. Such industries not only meet the needs of national security. It’s also an investment in human capital that can generate national income through exporting high-potential workers around the world.

 

- Cyberattacks will enter the mainstream, targeting not only people but companies and nations.

 

- Security awareness should be a priority in business management strategy. Cybersecurity knowledge and policies should be considered a foundation course for corporate leaders and employees.

 

References:

 

 -https://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Global_Cybersecurity_Outlook_2022.pdf

- https://www.techtarget.com/searchsecurity/definition/white-hat

- https://www.globaltechcouncil.org/cyber-security/white-hat-hacker-the-what-why-and-how/

- https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/05/cybersecurity-governments-business/

- https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/pii/B9781597499934000021?token=E851553B001C40343F9F0D3DE16660B6F0E256196227DE7671E71C94F5BFD49698BFC95F9DD65B1293F3CED5F62AA2CB&originRegion=eu-west-1&originCreation=20220519062254

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- https://www.calchamber.com/-/media/CalChamber/webinars/GISS-2021-Insights-Deck-EYG-CalChamber.ashx

- https://hacktrophy.com/en/hackers-history-and-classification/

- https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/corporate-networks-saw-50-more-attacks-per-week-in-2021-?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com

- https://www.cobalt.io/blog/top-cybersecurity-statistics-for-2022

- https://cybersecurityventures.com/cybersecurity-almanac-2022/

- https://www.bugcrowd.com/glossary/white-hat-hacker/

- https://www.techtarget.com/searchsecurity/definition/white-hat

- http://www.viva-technology.org/New/Viva-Converge/stud3V3.pdf

- https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/computer-science/white-hat-hacker

- https://www.bworldonline.com/technology/2021/09/16/396888/as-cyberattacks-rise-in-the-phl-white-hat-hackers-come-to-the-rescue/

- https://sectigostore.com/blog/different-types-of-hackers-hats-explained/

- https://www.calchamber.com/-/media/CalChamber/webinars/GISS-2021-Insights-Deck-EYG-CalChamber.ashx

- https://www.givainc.com/blog/index.cfm/2017/4/11/how-a-white-hat-hacker-helped-to-avoid-a-healthcare-security-disaster

- https://www.hipaajournal.com/11gb-data-left-unprotected-department-defense-subcontractor/

- https://www.vice.com/en/article/avnx5j/i-worked-out-how-to-remotely-weaponise-a-pacemaker

- https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/barnaby-jack-hacks-diabetes-insulin-pump-live-at/

 

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