RE: [fw-wiz] "INFOSec Education Research Question"...

From: Melson, Paul (
Date: 11/08/04

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    > RQ:
    > "What do BH Hackers, WH Hackers, GH Hackers have to offer
    > INFOSec education?"

    That sounds like something a television reporter might ask, hoping to
    sound intelligent.
    RRQ: What can you hope to learn from individuals who lack affiliation
    beyond ascribed, ambiguous groupings that fail to describe a skill set,
    knowledge base, or any specific characteristic beyond, "good," "bad," or
    To put it another way, archetypes are typically irrelevant and useless
    outside of storytelling.
    I would gather from your e-mail that this question is being asked inside
    of an academic discourse in criminal justice. So I would think that
    you're better off asking two different questions:
    1. What motivates criminal hackers / system crackers? ...infosec
    practitioners and researchers (aka 'professionals' so you can answer
    this one easily :-)? ...everyone else connected to the infosec
    2. What specific skills and activities are representative of each of the
    aforementioned groups?
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