Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"Calling all White Hats. Calling all White Hats..."

"...Computer hacked at Pentagon. Electric Grid hacked..."
The Department of Homeland Security is looking to recruit white-hat hackers to help defend the US's critical internet infrastructure.

An ad by General Dynamics Information Technology on behalf of of the DHS seeks applicants who can "think like the bad guy", understand hacking tools and tactics, analyse net traffic and identify vulnerabilities in federal systems. In a budget request, Defense Secretary Robert Gates requested funds to increase the number of experts it trained each year from 80 to 250 by 2011. (more)
Might also want to put a call out to the Blue Blaze Irregulars. Just sayin'.