'Rent-a-hacker' debate gets heated


'Rent-a-hacker' debate gets heated

Postby kostyanj » Sun May 04, 2003 1:06 pm


The debate over whether or not companies should employ hackers to work on network security is heating up, with UK businesses divided on the contentious issue.

Earlier this week, one leading security expert hit out at claims by former hacker Kevin Mitnick, who urged companies to open their doors to hackers to exploit the skills these reformed cyber-criminals would bring.

Vincent Gullotto, vice president of Network Associates' anti-virus emergency response team (AVERT), said: "If Kevin Mitnick turned up on my doorstep asking for a job, I'd tell him, 'Sorry, but we don't have any jobs going'.

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