It’s easy to imagine a day where every company that has an internet connection and a website will require the services of an ethical hacker. The Competition Commission has decided that they just can’t do without one, and have hired such a hacker to test electronic document management systems before choosing a product. The government organisation, which conducts inquiries into mergers, markets and the regulation of the major regulated industries, requires rigorous document governance because companies that do not agree with its decisions can appeal to an independent body. Therefore, they saw the need for an ethical hacker as paramount.

"We are slightly neurotic about security, in the nicest possible way. We hired a professional ethical hacker to see what a malicious internal user could do to the system, since this is the greatest threat. We ranked products against what the hacker could do."