Ethical hacking, also known as penetration testing or white-hat hacking, refers to the authorized and legal practice of attempting to identify vulnerabilities in computer systems 

The authorized and legal practice of attempting to identify vulnerabilities in computer systems, networks.

Ethical hackers are cybersecurity professionals who use their knowledge and skills to uncover weaknesses in a system's defenses. 

 

Ethical hackers evaluate the potential impact that an attacker could have if they were able to exploit a vulnerability successfully. 

This helps organizations understand the severity of each vulnerability and prioritize their remediation efforts accordingly. 

Ethical hackers provide detailed reports outlining these weaknesses along with suggestions on how they can be mitigated or fixed. 

It is important to note that ethical hacking should only be performed with proper authorization from the system owners or stakeholders involved.  

Ethical hacking plays a vital role in improving overall cybersecurity by proactively identifying vulnerabilities