How Hackers Can Benefit IT Security

“The word “hacker” is often misconstrued to be a bad thing,
though that’s not always accurate. That was the message delivered
by security researcher Joe Grand at the SecTOR security conference
today here in Toronto. Grand is also known as the Kingpin and was
formerly one of the founding members of the L0pht hacker collective
in the 1990s.

“I want to share the experience of being a hacker in the
corporate environment,” Grand told the audience. “My idealistic
view of hacker is someone that is always asking questions, learning
and has a thirst for knowledge. A hacker tries things that other
people think are impossible and it’s someone that solves problems
in a clever way.”

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