Hackers are not some ominous bad guys. For many years, I have been trying to explain this to family and friends, my staff, my colleagues and auditors. I use words like “criminal” or “attacker” in my memos and emails. Hackers have long been given a bad rap.
That rap is implicit in the question: would you hire an ethical hacker? Bank robbing and espionage may be crimes, but hacking? Linking the work ethical to hacking gives us an opportunity to highlight the difference between a talented unconventional IT wiz and someone practicing digital breaking-and-entering.Posted by