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White hat hackers are computer security experts, who specialize in penetration testing, and other testing methodologies, to ensure that a company's information systems are secure. White hat hackers are also called "sneakers", red teams, or tiger teams. These security experts may utilize a variety of methods to carry out their tests, including social engineering tactics, use of hacking tools, such as Metasploit, which exploits known vulnerabilities, and attempts to evade security to gain entry into secured areas.
The National Security Agency offers certifications such as the CNSS 4011. Such a certification covers orderly, ethical hacking techniques and team management. Aggressor teams are called "red" teams. Defender teams are called "blue" teams.
 See also
- Black hat
- Computer hacking
- Exploit (computer security)
- Grey hat
- Hack (technology)
- Hacker Ethic
- IT risk
- Penetration test
- Vulnerability (computing)
- Wireless & RFID Identity Theft
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