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Buffeted by millions of digital scans and attacks each day, federal authorities are looking for hackers — not to prosecute them, but to pay them to secure the nation's networks.
General Dynamics Information Technology put out an ad last month on behalf of the Homeland Security Department seeking someone who could "think like the bad guy." Applicants, it said, must understand hackers' tools and tactics and be able to analyze Internet traffic and identify vulnerabilities in the federal systems.
Originally posted by Divinorumus
What I would like to know is why anything critical is connected to the Internet. Government officials and employees that connect computers containing classified information to a public network should be fired for incompetence and stupidity.
Originally posted by hunty
Id say if any unknown hacker to the US Gov that applied to work for the government, the minute the make themselves known, they be under surveillance for rest their lives, regardless whether they are working for them or not.
Originally posted by ANNED
There are a lot of white hat hackers that would love government jobs.
With the right computers a white hat hacker could shut down hacker bot nets and make them useless.
They could also put a stop to spamer bot nets by overloading them. or making them imposable to make money with.
The internet would be a better place without the problems caused by hackers attack every one.
Originally posted by PokeyJoe
Hmmmmmm, that sounds like a pretty sweet job. I might have to look into that. I am actually a programmer in the military. I bet that I could get a job there pretty easily.
Oh, and FYI, there should not ever been any classified information put out on the regular internet. We have the SIPRNET for Secret information, and JWICS for Top Secret information.