16 April 2015

hacker != criminal

So, whatever your thoughts on Fox news, I can confirm that this is accurately reported. I know Chris through a couple of conferences we help staff, and if you questioned my getting worried about the recent executive orders around 'hacking', the experience he had as a result of his research will perhaps change your mind.

It's becoming increasingly risky to be a security professional, and I suspect it's destined to get worse. Events like this destroy the efforts that many people - private sector and intelligence community alike - put into building relationships with white hat hackers to help protect all of us.

Instead, this may make some wonder whether it's better to just go dark.