Ex-hackers 'rubbish at security'
Don’t employ former hackers to safeguard systems, warn experts. Companies should stop hiring hackers to beef up security – not for ethical reasons but because they are no good at it, according to experts. Delegates at the RSA Security Conference in Amsterdam heard a panel of reformed hackers, police officers, members of the legal profession and corporate security experts launch scathing attacks on the abilities of most hackers. The skills that make a good hacker are not the same as those required by an IT security officer, delegates were told. Full Story