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US Military Trains Soldiers to ‘Ethically Hack’ Foreign Governments

America’s cyberwarfare defense begins with placing the word ‘ethical’ in front of actions barred under international law.

The US Navy posted a training solicitation last week, calling for interested personnel to sign-up for a ‘Certified Ethical Hacker’ program, a five-day course from June 6-10, in San Diego, California. The training represents the latest step by the US military to respond to an increase in global cyberwarfare.

According to the Navy, a ‘certified ethical hacker’ “is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in networks and/or computer systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker upon request from an organization.”