Cybersecurity Solution for Anonymous: Hire Hackers vs. 20 Years Jail Time?

September 19, 2011
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via Network World

I’ve always thought hackers could save the world if they chose to, so a post on MSDN blogs my eye. I stopped on Terry Zink’s Cyber Security Blog and watched the TED video, Hire the hackers!

Misha Glenny is, among other things, a journalist and “underworld investigator.” This TED talk, Hire the hackers! opens with a clip from Anonymous. His presentation is described as “Despite multibillion-dollar investments in cybersecurity, one of its root problems has been largely ignored: who are the people who write malicious code?”

After talking about Anonymous, Glenny said, “We are at the beginning of a mighty struggle for control of the Internet. The Web links everything, and very soon it will mediate most human activity. Because the Internet has fashioned a new and complicated environment for an old-age dilemma that pits the demands of security with the desire for freedom.” He then profiles several convicted coders from around the world and concluded with:

Continued here.