Profile of an Ethical Hacker



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Post Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:06 pm

Profile of an Ethical Hacker

Nice article by ABC News. Not much that we don't already know, but yet another example of how the term 'ethical hacking' is making its way out of IT circles.

Almost every day in the United States, savvy, determined hackers attempt to break into computer networks and pilfer valuable information. But here's the good news: Some of them are professionals, being paid to test the safety of the same computer systems you may be using regularly.

They are "ethical hackers," computer security experts hired by companies hoping to avoid costly holes in their information networks. While the term "ethical hacker" has been in use at least since the 1980s, it has only been a job description since the mid-to-late 1990s — and it seems to be an increasingly common one at the moment, as computer security becomes a booming business. Research firm IDC, of Framingham, Mass., estimates worldwide computer security revenues will expand from $19 billion in 2002 to $45 billion in 2007.

For full story:
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Financia ... 292&page=1



Post Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:05 pm

Re: Profile of an Ethical Hacker

Tahnsk Don. Good article.

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