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WHITE HAT, BLACK HAT AND THE EMERGENCE OF THE GRAY HAT: THE TRUE COSTS OF CYBERCRIME
Malwarebytes engaged Osterman Research to undertake an in-depth survey of security professionals in five countries. The goal of the research was to understand the organizational costs associated with cybercriminal activity, and to understand what motivates some security professionals to join the “dark side” – i.e., to become either “gray hats”, who participate in criminal activity while also working as legitimate security professionals; or full-fledged “black hats” who operate solely within the realm of the cybercriminal underworld. DOWNLOAD