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Source: BusinessWeek - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security or a full day, I would immerse myself in the tricks of the computer hacking trade, getting hands-on training in how scam artists construct the code that wreaks havoc on the world's computers. The key distinction: This is "ethical" hacker boot camp, put on by a company called TechTrain, which hosts about 24 of these intensive training sessions each year.

My drill instructor (read: teacher) is Andrew Whitaker, TechTrain's director of enterprise security, who's had stints protecting online banks, and teaching other financial institutions what's wrong with their security systems, over the last ten years. Before class, he gives me the rundown of what we'll learn: how to use viruses, how to compromise wireless networks and how to evade firewalls.

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