Be secure: think like bad guys

Monday, 11 April 2005, 1:13 PM EST

Security managers at last week's InfoSec World conference say they're combating the risks posed by outsider attacks and insider exploits by thinking - and sometimes acting - like hackers.

JP Morgan Chase, The Hartford Financial Services Group, the Mayo Foundation and Maven Security Consulting detailed procedures that call for stealing a page from the hacker playbook. These methods include war driving on wireless LANs (WLAN), phishing to test network security and teaching hacking techniques to software developers as a form of training.

By Ellen Messmer at NWF.

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