Discipline: Computer Sciences and Information Management
Subcategory: Computer Science & Information Systems
Briana Gardner - Norfolk State University
Co-Author(s): Dr. Robert Perkins Dr. Cheryl Hinds
The age of technology has taken the world by storm, and the internet has escalated globalization to new heights. With the internet being a primary source of communication, the criminal justice system has become intrigued by the idea of attaining authority over its use. Several organizations have encouraged the idea of incorporating ‘ethical hacking’ into cyber security. The premise of ethical hacking is to test an organization’s network to ensure it is thoroughly protected from outside threats. This practice of ethical hacking will be essential for organizations seeking to strengthen their network security. This study seeks out the mastery of a consistent testing methodology that can be used to ethically hack a networking system. Hacking, however, still comes with risks due to the amount of access to secured information. Losing large amounts of information can prove to be the destruction of a company or assistance to a competing company. That is why ethical hacking can prove to be of great assistance to companies that are targeted by hackers.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): I am not aware of those that are funding this research project.
Faculty Advisor: Carlene Turner, firstname.lastname@example.org
Role: I assisted in conducting the module with fellow students on campus, to test the ability to master the methodology of ethical hacking.