Hacker named to Homeland Security Advisory Council

    Date08 Jun 2009
    CategoryGovernment
    4103
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Jeff Moss, founder of the Black Hat and Defcon hacker and security conferences, was among 16 people sworn in on Friday to the Homeland Security Advisory Council.

    The HSAC members will provide recommendations and advice directly to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. Moss' background as a computer hacker (aka "Dark Tangent") and role as a luminary among young hackers who flock to Defcon in Las Vegas every summer might seem to make him an odd choice to swear allegiance to the government. (Although before running his computer conferences, Moss also worked in the information system security division at Ernst & Young.)

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