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Hacking Culture: Infosec, the "White Hats"

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Joey Ortega

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White hats are known to be the antitisis of all that groups such as anonymous stand  for. Anonoymous claims to fight for freedom of information and see  the Infosec community as the ones looking to withhold it. 

Is it really that simple? Today well know white hat Robin Jacksin of WT Forensics discusses this dynamic and offers a glimpse of  the world of a white hat, thier origins and how they see the free exchange of information and information security going hand in hand. 

Robin is one of the early winners of DC3 "The annual contest, which started in 2006, is organized through the Department of Defense’s Cyber Crime Center, an agency that works to analyze data from electronic devices to aid in investigations related to everything from criminal matters to counterintelligence efforts (Allison Maier, helenair.com)"

He has been a polarizing figure in the hacking community  since theearly days of 4chan  and at pone point was believed to be the elusive "grey hat", Jester (@th3j35t3r).