Chris Roberts is a hacker. But not a black hat hacker, like the bad guys you may associate with the term. He’s a white hat hacker, or an ethical hacker, and no, that isn’t an oxymoron. Chris is the kind of guy you definitely want on your team, because if he weren’t, he’d be your worst nightmare.
I had the opportunity to meet up with him at the McAfee Focus 2010 event. His appearance fits the hacker stereotype: he’s tall and lanky, with a Viking beard and, I’m pretty sure, some tattoos. And he carries around a bag of tricks that could probably take down the Pentagon. He’s got every sort of gadget that could be used to sniff, spy, and hack.
Companies hire Chris to determine what their weaknesses are, and how vulnerable they are to a potential attack.
NetworkWorld profiled Chris, and, in the article, he brought attention…