Ethical hackers attack a security system on behalf of its owners. Last year, ethical hacking was a $3.8 billion industry. The US has about 15,000 ethical hackers. Ethical hackers can find job opportunities in the defense, banking, finance, private, and government sectors.
Companies that hire hackers:
1. Apple hired a jail break app developer.
2. Microsoft and Google hired a Nintendo Wiimote hacker.
3. U.S. Homeland Security Advisory Council hired a hacker as their chief security consultant.
4. Facebook hired the person who created the Facebook worm creator.