Hackers… Your Government Needs You!

governments and hackers

Make no mistake about it, we are in the age of information.

The world always goes through shifts.

The people who wield the power changes all of the time.

governments and hackers

Once, an actor was considered a lowly professional and brought shame upon a family.

Now being an actor is considered something to aspire to and brings great wealth and fame to whoever achieves it.

The same can be said for people who are scientific thinkers and acquire great knowledge.

These types of people were once scorned and derided.

Now they are the power brokers and the captains of industry.

In less than a generation, the richest man in the world is, what would use to be considered, a weak geek.

Now he is arguably the most powerful man on the planet.

Knowledge Is Everything

This same principle applies to people with a large amount of computer knowledge.

Governments are scrambling to get the best and brightest in the world of hackers, and bring them to their side.

In the new digital age, wars are being fought in a different way than in generations past.

Along with the normal physical aspects of war, there is a digital front that must be protected as well.

Most parts of the government are networked for faster and easier communication.

A smart hacker can access this network and disrupt communications in the government.

This can lead to problems for our standing army in the field.

This is why governments must have their own army of hackers on the payroll, to counteract this effect.

Also they want to be able to attack other governments in this manner as well.

To find the best and the brightest, governments are holding open competitions to see who is good and is willing to work for them.

The Chinese have been doing this for years.

They knew that the digital front would be important, so they took the time to support the hacker culture.

Now, due to the support they were given, hackers have a large amount of national pride.

They will help their country anyway that they can.

America has finally decided to take a cue from the Chinese and has increased spending to do a similar thing.

They are trying to cultivate the next generation of American hackers so that they will come work for the government.

They need the help very badly.

Network Infiltration

Chinese and Russian hackers are infiltrating American networks on a daily basis.

It is only a matter of time before they find something serious that will put the country in jeopardy.

Right now, the government pay is still lower than one would get in the private sector.

If they have any hope in trying to compete, they will need to create an atmosphere that is hacker friendly.

This means that they would have to break protocol on some of the normal standards that the government operates under.

If they are not able to do this, then future hackers will stay in the private sector.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

Comments

  1. The government hated hackers. Called us criminals. Now they want us? Hell no. Maybe u.s. should be like china AND CARED SOONER!!!

  2. Systemis says:

    You lie to your own damned country about us.
    You make yourself seem like a place of freedom when you incriminate us for expressing our love of the freedom we have beyond you.
    You track us all down because if we tell anyone how weak you really are to us, you’re even more screwed than you already are.
    For once you don’t discriminate on race, age, or sex, but only to label as all as criminals.

    And now you want to hire what you call criminals.
    You want to hire criminals because you ARE criminals. You called us criminals all these years just so you could have a reason to associate with us at all.

    I hope Russia finds something that will get you locked in a gulag.

  3. N1ghtm4r3 says:

    Of course they need us, do you think they could even train any of those idiots to do what we do?

    You shunned us.

    You arrested us.

    You made us a criminal in societys eye.

    So 2 words:

    Get hacked.

  4. IceCr4cKeR says:

    http://www.justice.gov/criminal/cybercrime/rules/reckless.htm
    ” Lots of kids know enough about computers to hack into big networks, but so what? It doesn’t mean you’re smart, it just means you don’t mind hurting other people–because it does hurt them. People are not going to want to hire you to protect computers if you’ve been a hacker. It’s a question of trust, not skill. ”

    that’s what the gov tells to kids about hackers 😛 now they need hackers help.

    ” Governments are scrambling to get the best and brightest in the world of hackers, and bring them to their side. ”

    Tell your gov to fu*k off . thanks

  5. So the government shuns hackers
    And degrades hackers
    And the public hates hackers
    And despises us
    And now they want our help?

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