Artful Dodger wrote:One of the biggest things that can happen is to form a comfortable name for the profession with an identifiable purpose. Meaning, if I talk about Hacking to my 10 year old nephew he thinks “cool, you get to be a clever bad guy! Neat!” And he knows exactly what that word means. If I talk about security analysis or penetration testing his eyes glaze over and he giggles at the word penetration. So what happens when you try to sell to a CEO and add words like Ethical Hacker. It is just plain difficult to explain our world. But if we had some type of easily identifiable person, organization or something that is identifiable in pop culture, it would be so much easier. The mafia has Elliot Ness and the FBI. Cops have Robbers. Yin has Yang. Hackers have “well were kinda like hackers, but don’t call us hackers we are info sec professionals and kinda….blah”
An interesting point, but all jobs have multiple names, some cooler than others.
Sniper = counter-sniper, precision marksman, tactical marksman, sharpshooter, precision riflemen, and precision shooter
Personally, I don't care what you call me as long as I get to do my hacking/cracking/assessing/scanning and pay me my bucks/dollars/green backs/benjamins/clams.
Anyone else have any thoughts on the subject?