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Hiring Hackers

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caissyd

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Post Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:54 am

Hiring Hackers

From Bruce Schneier:

This guy is so interesting...

Would you hire a convicted pedophile to work at a day care center? Would you hire Bernie Madoff to manage your investment fund? The answer is almost certainly no to those two -- but you might hire a convicted bank robber to consult on bank security.


Which brings us back to computers. Hacking is primarily a mindset: a way of thinking about security. Its primary focus is in attacking systems, but it's invaluable to the defense of those systems as well. Because computer systems are so complex, defending them often requires people who can think like attackers.


http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2010/06/hiring_hackers.html
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Post Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:22 am

Re: Hiring Hackers

I saw that earlier today. He brings up some good points. I have a couple of his books and they make great reading.
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JollyJokker

Post Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:51 am

Re: Hiring Hackers

This is definitely a very interesting article. Bruce is not only an acknowledged cryptographer but also a  restless security philosopher (??!!!)
I pretty much agree but there is a huge dilemma in terms of ethics here.

You can try Schneier's Secrets & Lies. It is a good read.
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