Ethical hackers important for protection, technology evolution

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Senior Cyber Security Analyst and ex-hacker Zoë Ross believes ethical hackers can protect users and ensure that technology is used to benefit humankind. 

Ross, who was the keynote speaker of the event, spoke on the road to becoming an ethical hacker and the importance of ethical hackers.  “As humans, we are very collaborative. We like to connect with people and communicate with them. 

As we like to go on the internet and collaborate with others, because of this, we become reliant on technology. So in the future, we are just going to have more technology. The value of ethical hackers in the future is you can look at something throughout the process and also after sales. We see these issues because we are curious, and we can protect people that aren’t well versed in the field. An ethical hacker is somebody that is a superhero. You are the one that is finding these things. You are looking where other people aren’t looking,” she said.