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Idea from Austin Mitchell

Title

White Hat Hacking in the Age of Automation: Can Algorithms Replace Human Penetration Testers?

Summary

Cybersecurity pros are starting to talk about automating penetration testing in various ways, including with emergent technologies like AI and ML. I'd like to introduce this concept and explore its advantages and drawbacks. Overall, the argument is that there is definitely a place for automation in white hat hacking, but it is limited in scope. I don't think robotic penetration testers are going to replace human security professionals any time soon. Great pen-testing demands creativity.

Author

Austin Mitchell

Keywords

  • Penetration testing
  • automated penetration testing
  • white hat hacking
  • automated white hat hacking
  • OSCP Penetration Testing
  • social engineering
  • phishing
  • fraud
  • Links

  • https://blog.eccouncil.org/how-penetration-testing-jobs-will-be-affected-by-automation/
  • https://cipher.com/blog/a-complete-guide-to-the-phases-of-penetration-testing/
  • https://blog.eccouncil.org/4-ways-a-penetration-testing-report-helps-a-business/
  • https://www.packetlabs.net/oscp-penetration-testing-professional/