Neohapsis is currently accepting applications for employment. For more information, please visit our website www.neohapsis.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
From: InfoSec News (alertsinfosecnews.org)
Date: Fri Oct 04 2013 - 01:21:58 CDT
By Elinor Mills
October 1, 2013
Hackers are an interesting bunch and somewhat predictable, if I may be so
bold as to generalize. Before Defcon this summer, I asked all the hackers
I know to participate in a survey about their opinions on a variety of
security industry-related topics, and I asked them to spread the word
through social channels. It’s taken me a month, but I’ve finally tabulated
the results. Many of the findings aren’t shocking, but the passion the
respondents have for their work is, frankly, inspiring.
The first thing I learned is that hackers don’t like long surveys.
Actually, few people do. Maybe I needed to offer a reward for completing
it. Granted, the survey had 34 questions, most multiple choice with a
number of them soliciting essay answers. A whopping 96% of the respondents
who started the online survey finished it. So, I’d like to say a heartfelt
“Thank You!” to those 53 people who took the time to answer all the
And before I dive into the results, I should probably get the demographic
data out of the way first because I’d probably be seeing somewhat
different responses from younger or less experienced hackers. The
respondents’ ages ranged from a low of 27 years to a high of 68, with most
in the 25-35 range and a median of 39. The average number of years of
experience was 13.5, nearly evenly divided between researcher, IT
professional, engineer/programmer and VP-level executive, and more than
one-third work at a security provider. So this is a very savvy crowd. Now
for the results...
Find the best InfoSec talent without breaking your
recruiting budget! Post a Job, $99 for 31 days.
Hot InfoSec Jobs - http://www.hotinfosecjobs.com/