this article looks at the process of hiring hackers who can engage in ethical and legal hacking assignments. Think of an ethical hacker as “a computer or network expert who systematically attempts to penetrate a computer system or network on behalf of it’s owners for the purpose of finding security vulnerabilities that a malicious hacker could exploit,” says Margaret Rouse

Online Hacking Competitions

Competitions that require candidates to use their occupational skills have become all the rage, and they’re a great way to attract top talent. Follow the lead of British intelligence agency the Government Communications Headquaters (GCHQ), which set up an online Cyber Security Challenge. The GCHQ describes this competition as a “new virtual game from the British Intelligence Agency to find future cyber defence [sic] talent which comprises a search for vulnerabilities in a fictional threatened aerospace company.”

Set up your own ethical hacking competition and promote it as a way to attract and identify hackers who can expose system vulnerabilities. Hackers who are successful in your competition may be the cybersecurity talent you need.

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