Worth Reading: Gov’t working with hackers; moves to boost cyber security

Ethical_HackingJAMAICA – GOVERNMENT has formed an alliance with a group of ‘ethical hackers’ as part of efforts to beef up the country’s resistance to cybercrimes. An ethical hacker is a computer and network wizard who attacks a security system on behalf of its owners with the aim of finding weaknesses a malicious hacker could abuse. In testing a security system, ethical hackers use the same techniques as their ill-intentioned counterparts, but report problems instead of taking advantage of them. more

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