eBCVG: Training Ethical Hackers: Training the Enemy?
Jul 26, 2004, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Training information security professionals carries the risk of
training ethical and malicious hackers side-by-side. This paper
defines ethical hacking, differentiates it from malicious hacking,
presents some of the ways that ethical hacking is taught,
identifies some of the risks associated with this training, and
concludes with suggestions on how to minimize these risks.
"Events that occurred on September 11, 2001 along with the
ongoing war in Iraq have caused a heightened interest in the field
of Information Security. Visiting a computer section in a store
such as Barnes and Nobles reveals an increase in the number of
books about Information Security. The National Security Agency is
looking to increase the number of new hires by 1,500 per year for
the next five years. Searching Internet job databases reveals new
security positions that require professional security
certifications. An Internet search using Google.com revealed 22