A White Hat Hacker is a computer security expert who uses their skills to identify and fix security vulnerabilities in computer systems, networks, and software applications. Unlike Black Hat Hackers, who exploit these vulnerabilities for malicious purposes, White Hat Hackers work to strengthen and secure systems.
White Hat Hackers are often employed by organizations to conduct penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, and other security testing activities. Their goal is to help protect systems from potential cyber threats by finding and fixing weaknesses before malicious hackers can exploit them. White Hat Hackers typically operate within the legal and ethical boundaries of cybersecurity, and their work contributes to the overall improvement of information security.