Researchers at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) revealed on Wednesday that the “white hat hacking community has emerged as a formidable force in the cybersecurity field”.
The research is timely as the demand for hacking services has been highlighted again in the last few days, with the launch of Hacker’s List, a service that allows anyone “to find a professional hacker”.
Lower cost than having an internal vulnerability team and often quicker, startup companies such as HackerOne and BugCrowd act as brokers between white hats and software companies, while IT security companies, such as High-Tech Bridge, offer online ethical hacking (aka penetration testing) services – ImmuniWeb – to find vulnerabilities in websites belonging to companies of any size.
Hiring a hacker has never been so easy. We have a limited number of interviews with Ilia Kolochenko, CEO of High-Tech Bridge, about demand for online ethical hacking and would be happy to set up an interview (email or phone).