Newest IT job title: chief hacking officer

Wednesday, 29 May 2002, 3:37 PM EST

Companies seeking to ensure they are as impervious as possible to the latest computer viruses and to the Internet's most talented hackers often find themselves in need of the Internet's most talented hackers.

Some of these so-called "white-hat" hackers hold high positions in various enterprises, including security companies, but analysts told NewsFactor that they rarely carry the actual title "chief hacking officer" because companies tend to be a bit skittish about the connotation.

Still, some security pros - such as Eeye Security's Marc Maiffret - do carry the "CHO" title, and few argue the point that in order to protect themselves from the best hackers and crackers, companies need to hire them.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Whitepaper: Zero Trust approach to network security

Posted on 20 November 2014.  |  Zero Trust is an alternative security model that addresses the shortcomings of failing perimeter-centric strategies by removing the assumption of trust.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Nov 21st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //