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From: InfoSec News (alertsinfosecnews.org)
Date: Thu May 16 2013 - 00:22:24 CDT
The Dong-A Ilbo
MAY 15, 2013
"The country will directly foster the most elite white hackers (hackers
with well-intentioned purpose)."
So said Yoo Jun-sang, head of Korea Information Technology Research
Institute, at an interview with the Dong-A Ilbo Tuesday. At the
institute`s education center in southern Seoul, he said, "Korea is an IT
powerhouse, but it lacks manpower and infrastructure in information
security," adding, "At a time when data security is important, nurturing
white hackers is a way to develop creative economy."
Yoo was accepted for the second term as the institute`s head at the
provisional board meeting Tuesday. His success in leading information,
security, and personnel project after being inaugurated as the 9th head
in September 2010 was well acknowledged.
The biggest achievement Yoo made after he took office was the
next-generation leader fostering program, dubbed "Best of Best." As the
government institution directly fosters elite security manpower, the
program is an unprecedented model both domestically and externally. The
program began education last year and selected 60 talented security
workers with a 4 to 1 competition rate. "The average age of the selected
people is 21. They are young and have ample potential," Yoo said. "As
forces program, our goal is to foster them into top 1 percent white
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