Network Security Guru Gets Candid

Father of firewall Marcus J. Ranum is not impressed with hacker culture.

By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Posted Feb 25, 2011
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ZD Net Asia offers an insightful interview with Marcus J. Ranum, a world-renowned expert and innovator on IT security. Ranum has been dubbed the Father of Firewall after he designed and implemented Digital Equipment Corporation's (DEC) Secure External Access Link, considered the first commercial firewall.


"’I think that, at least partly, thanks to the spread of malware and botnets, and the professionalization of cybercrime, a lot more "normal people" are less impressed with hacker culture. The ‘grey hat’ community's commercial interest is pretty clear to just about everyone now, so I think the hacking community has some reputation damage to deal with.’”

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