The Ethics of Hacking: First-Hand, Feel-Good Tales
When most of us hear the term “hacker,” we envision an anonymous and antagonistic man under a hooded sweatshirt wreaking havoc from his keyboard. But there’s an entire community of “ethical hackers” in the cybersecurity industry who are actually putting their deeply technical skills to good use — in some cases, even saving lives. In this panel, a renowned Chief Information Security Officer from one of the world’s largest digital security companies will sit down with two of her peers to discuss the ethical boundaries of hacking: from hunting APTs from their own home network, to altruistic intrusions from an airplane WiFi. You’ll hear first-hand anecdotes from these disruptors and walk away with an understanding of the moral underpinnings of the unique skill set of hackers.
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- Is there a “good” and “bad” in hacking? How do we think about morality and hacking, and where do we draw ethical boundaries?
- What are the current defense methods and vulnerability disclosure issues affecting the technology you use every day?
- What are some unconventional things you can do and jobs you can have with a background in coding/cybersecurity?
Leonora Fleming, PR Manager, AVAST