Author Topic: Can a Few Good Hackers Plug Holes in US' Swiss-Cheese Nets?  (Read 820 times)

Offline mccoffee

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By Lolita C. Baldor
04/21/09 4:00 AM PT

The U.S. government is seeking some good guys with hacking skills to shore up its weak computer networks. In order to do the job right, the ideal candidate will have the ability to get inside the heads of the bad guys -- whether they're mere mischief makers or serious foreign spies -- and stay one step ahead of them.

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Federal authorities aren't looking to prosecute them, but to pay them to secure the nation's networks.

General Dynamics Information Technology put out an ad last month on behalf of the Homeland Security Department seeking someone who could "think like the bad guy." Applicants, it said, must understand hackers' tools and tactics and be able to analyze Internet traffic and identify vulnerabilities in the federal systems.

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