Companies send employees to 'hacker' workshops
Source: NandoTimes - Posted by Jen Olson   
Security Projects The best way to keep a hacker from breaking into a computer system from the outside may just be to have a hacker on the inside. That's what John Brozycki and Darien Ford's company figured when it paid $7,000 so they . . . The best way to keep a hacker from breaking into a computer system from the outside may just be to have a hacker on the inside. That's what John Brozycki and Darien Ford's company figured when it paid $7,000 so they could learn to think like a computer interloper.

"Ultimate Hacking: Hands On," a four-day course in Manhattan, gives them a legitimate opportunity to hack their way into computer systems. When they return to their regular jobs, keeping the network secure at a credit union in upstate New York, they'll be much better equipped. "You feel more confident, seeing how many of the exploits are done," Brozycki says, surrounded by fellow techies in a hotel conference room. "Once you see how they're done, you know how to prevent them."

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