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Jargon buster Black Hats and White Hats

what are black hats and white hats

Courtney defines Black Hats and White Hats

JUMPSEC’s Courtney Cole explains what black hats and white hats are in this week’s edition of our Jargon Buster series.


Video transcript:

“A Blackhat is a person who uses programming skills to cause damage to a computer system, steal data and in general conduct illegal cyber activities. A Whitehat is a person who uses their hacking skills for an ethical purpose. Businesses will often hire these individuals to test their cybersecurity capabilities.”