Hacker: Crook or Crusader? presented at bsideswellington 2017

by Lauren Flutey,

Summary : I believe people hold particular ideas about hackers and hacking derived from media and pop culture, implicating their security behaviours. I am going to identify these beliefs and assess their effects for my Honours/Masters research project I am interested in observing why people believe or apply particular characteristics to whom they deem to be hackers, how this has come to be, and whether it implicates the security behaviours of these individuals. Is it just a media fuelled image of a teenager in a dark room wearing a hoodie by their computer? Who perceives this? I am interested in finding out more about this, as I feel it may relate to the security behaviours of individual computer users and possibly in an organisational setting.