Big Blue Hacker for Hire
For a fee, IBM hacks into customer sites to test security.IBM has quietly started a hacking-for-hire business service for its top customers, as part of its push to provide a total solution that includes security testing. The effort, which follows on the heels of similar efforts by banks to prevent physical break-ins, is aimed at making sure companies can block any intruders looking for corporate secrets or other data.
"We call this ethical hacking," says John Patrick, VP of Internet Technology at IBM. "We will break into their company for a fee, and for a subscription fee we will [further] try twice a month to break in."