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Putting on the White Hat: Certified Ethical Hackers at Ingram Micro

When you think of the word ‘Hacker,’ what images come to mind? Nefarious figures in trench coats? Someone in an ‘Anonymous’ mask hunched over a laptop? Black Hats?

The reality is that the exposure of security flaws offers valuable insight – IF the information is used in an ethical way. These “white hat” professionals are called Certified Ethical Hackers, and they are uniquely positioned with the skillset of a hacker but the ethics of a trusted advisor.

According to the EC Council, a non-profit founded after the terrorist attacks on 9/11 and creator of the Certified Ethical Hacker certification, “a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful and legitimate manner.”

With Ingram Micro Professional Services, you have access to these highly trained individuals and their ethically sound skillset to illuminate and remediate specific security flaws. Our CEH Engineers use various types of penetration tools to expose security issues without compromising information, information infrastructure, or customer experience.

Our team of Certified Ethical Hackers perform multiple services to keep you and your customers secure:

IM Expert Penetration Test Assessment: Assess if a network system is vulnerable to attack, if the defenses are sufficient, and which defenses (if any) could be compromised.

IM Expert Web Vulnerability Assessment: Assists in identifying critical security weaknesses that a cyber-attacker could exploit; provides recommendations for remediation.

IM Expert Social Engineering Assessment: Identify potential holes in the “human network” to prevent breaches and strengthen the company’s security and compliance posture.

Security testing and assessments with Certified Ethical Hackers offer business owners the unique opportunity to mimic a security breach with no adverse effects – only the positive outcome of seeing those results and strengthening defenses based on findings.

Contact the Professional Services team at 1-800-456-8000 ext. 67040 or ProServices@ingrammicro.com to learn how you can implement these assessments into your security practice.

From now until December 31, 2016 enjoy special pricing on our IM Expert Penetration Test Assessments and IM Expert Web Vulnerability Assessments – contact our sales team for more information.