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Some IT security experts are hackers, shocka




Some IT security experts are hackers, shocka
Some IT security experts are hackers, shocka



http://www.thinq.co.uk/2010/6/2/some-it-security-experts-are-hackers-shocka/ 

By Stewart Meagher 
Thinq.co.uk
June 2, 2010

Yet another survey of IT security professionals has discovered that half 
of them aren't adverse to a bit of hacking.

Of those who admitted hacking, 73 per cent said they were doing so to 
test the strength of their own network's defences, 13 per cent were 
doing it for giggles and three per cent were having a pop at the 
competition.

Compiled at this year.s Infosecurity Europe 2010, the survey also found 
that 31 per cent admitted to being victims of hacking while a shocking 
29 per cent said they didn't know if they had ever been hacked.

Barmak Meftah, Chief Products Officer at Fortify Software said, "It 
would appear organisations are frustrated with insecure off-the-shelf 
solutions, with many obviously feeling there are few alternatives, as 
they still purchase them."

He adds: "On the subject of whether hackers can ever be described as 
having "good" intentions, I'd rather be on the side of a hacker working 
to bring security vulnerabilities to my attention so that I can fix them 
before deploying an application that exposes my business to risk."

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