Ethical hackers have fun, earn oodles

Rick Belisle could have done a lot of very bad things. When he got access into a county prison system, he could have changed prisoner's parole dates on the prison database. He gained access into the database of a Florida hospital and viewed patient billing information. And after hacking into the system of an electric utility, he could have turned off power to an entire country.

But Belisle is one of the good guys. He and his team at IBM Internet Security Systems are what some may call ethical hackers. He is director of the southeast region of X-Force Professional Security Services, a team paid to find flaws in a company's secured data -- also known as penetration testers. Ethical hackers have fun, earn oodles - 03/12/2007 -

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