Fri. Sep. 15, 2000
No sooner had Philippine authorities dropped charges against Love Bug
virus writer Onel de Guzman last month than the 24-year-old college
drop-out was back in the news. Guzman,whose handiwork wrought an
estimated $10 billion in damage,was being besieged with job offers.
"Good hard-core coders are
difficult to find. Getting coders who understand security
vulnerabilities is even more difficult," says Russ Rogers, a
self-described hacker and organizer of the annual Def Con hacker
convention. "Hackers bring something into the corporate- and
government-working world that has been missing to a large degree: raw
ingenuity and motivation to learn as much about the box as possible.
Wouldn't you want some of these folks working on your team?"
Top Hacker/Hacker Related Sites:
(http://www.attrition.org) is a computer security Web site dedicated to
the collection, dissemination and distribution of information about the
industry. The site maintains one of the largest catalogs of security
advisories, cryptography, text files, and denial of service attack
information. It is known for its mirror of Web site defacements and its
crusade to expose industry frauds and inform the public about incorrect
information in computer security articles.
Hacker News Network
Consider this site news-central
on security breaches. It includes links to other sites and a mirror of
Web site defacements "not to glorify them but to prove that sites get
cracked every day. "
Official site of the annual DEF COM hackers' convention in Las Vegas and cultural center of hard-core coders everywhere.
'The Hacker Quarterly' was
recently prohibited from providing information and links regarding
DeCSS, a tool for breaking DVD encryption.
Good discussion and information
site tailored to corporate needs. Questions are answered by leading
authorities in the security industry. Links lead to news, books,
mailing lists, tools and products, and security services and a sizeable
collection of security advisories, vulnerabilities and solutions
available on the Internet. Resources may be customized via a
"personalize" option on the home page. Its Bugtraq mailing list is one
of the most read security mailing lists on the Internet.
National Infrastructure Protection Center
A news and information center for
the arm of the FBI founded by Presidential edict two years ago as a
joint government and private sector partnership dealing with illegal
intrusions into government and private sector computer systems. FBI
press releases and two dated whitepapers are of limited use or
interest. Go directly to the job opportunities page where you'll find:
" Professional experience in
information security, computer investigations, the operation of various
critical infrastructure sectors, or intelligence collection and
analysis are also highly valued. Employment opportunities may arise
from time to time. Those interested in a position at the National
Infrastructure Protection Center should refer to the FBI Employment