Auditing the mind of a hacker
Security consultants are teaming up with clinical psychologists - including behavioural scientists from the FBI - to gain a better understanding of what drives and motivates hackers.
A better understanding of hackers' motivations and skills should enable organisations to be more proactive in responding to security threats. according to Tom Parker, a member of a working group on the subject of "adversary characterisation". Better info feeds through to the refining of existing threat models.
By John Leyden at The Register.
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