Ethical Hacking: Redefining Security in Information System

  • Sanchita SahaEmail author
  • Abhijeet Das
  • Ashwini Kumar
  • Dhiman Biswas
  • Subindu Saha
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1065)


On defining the severe status of information security in the present world, we come across a very renowned technical term known as ‘ethical hacking’. Ethical hacking refers to the art of unmasking the vulnerabilities and the weakness in a computer or an information system. The process involves duplication of intents and actions of other malevolent hackers. Ethical hacking can be also called as ‘penetration testing’, ‘intrusion testing’, or ‘red teaming’. Talking about the term ‘hacking’, it is basically a challenging and an invigorating procedure to steal information from an unknown computer system or may be a device without the prior knowledge of the owner of that system. Now by the term ‘ethical’, we understand the process of hacking is done for an ethical purpose which will result in a boon for the society. An ethical hacker tries to recover or destroy the stolen information or data by the non-ethical hackers. The process of hacking can thus become a boon as well as a curse for the society, and it depends upon the intention of a hacker. This is no doubt that a very strong procedure and severely based on what way it is used. This paper elicits the various methodologies and concepts related to ethical hacking as well as the tools and software used in the process along with the future aspects and emerging technologies at this field.


Ethical Security Vulnerabilities Hacker Intrusion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanchita Saha
    • 1
    Email author
  • Abhijeet Das
    • 1
  • Ashwini Kumar
    • 1
  • Dhiman Biswas
    • 2
  • Subindu Saha
    • 3
  1. 1.Haldia Institute of TechnologyHaldiaIndia
  2. 2.South Calcutta Polytechnic CollegeKolkataIndia
  3. 3.Institute of Engineering and ManagementKolkataIndia

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