What is the difference between Vulnerability Assessment and Ethical Hacking?

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A vulnerability assessment is a passive analysis of the current security measures in place. This would involve simply looking at systems and seeing if they meet certain criteria.

Ethical Hacking is a form of offensive and active security where deliberate attempts are being made to exploit vulnerabilities in systems to highlight security issues.

Long story short, one is passive, one is active.

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