San Francisco Chronicle: Pros, cons of hiring ex-criminal hackers

My spin Very, very important to consider. There are HUGE pros but many cons – no pun intended.
News Clip: The theory in the world of hacking is this: No one can test the security of a computer system better than former attackers themselves.
But some security experts say that notion is nonsense.
“Breaking in is really easy; it’s preventing it that’s hard,” said Ira Winkler, Hewlett-Packard’s chief security strategist, who insists that the best security testers he’s ever worked with have the squeakiest of clean records. (full story)