We need employees who are willing to stand up for what they believe and question what they think is wrong. Perhaps then rogue bankers won’t cripple our financial institutions, nor think it’s a valid defence for doing so. In my experience, the best person for the job is someone with passion – certainly the best security professionals are those that are passionate about security. Of course, the basics are important but so is creativity and flair.
Just like I recognised my skills as a hacker from an early age, now as an employer I recognise the skilled individuals within my workforce and deploy them appropriately. What I think is important is passion, creativity, morality and tenacity. As long as these score an A* then that’s the main qualification I’m looking for from future employees.