Hiring hackers as security consultants

Wednesday, 15 June 2005, 4:27 AM EST

The subject of whether it is ethical to use former hackers to evaluate a network’s security is a topic that is often hotly debated. In this article, I will explore the pros and cons of using former hackers in such roles.

Although the practice has been going on for quite some time, the subject of whether or not you should hire reformed hackers as security consultants has been receiving a lot of press lately. This seems to be a very touchy issue, and there are strong opinions on both sides. Being that this issue has been generating so much heat, I wanted to take the opportunity to discuss both sides of the issue.

By Brien Posey at WindowSecurity.com

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