The debate over Ethical Hacking goes on in increasing fury. It rages in convention-panels, TV shows, blogs, and security-companies' lunchrooms everywhere.
The debates rage all over, except where it counts: in the legislative bodies wherever they may be.
Criminals or heroes, common sense versus legal philosophies, ownership issues, and other elements all tie into this debate which sometimes loses focus on what the real issue is. The broken bridge between two worlds: the technical world and the corporate world. Two groups that speak completely different languages, unable to convey their point of view in a way that could even be appreciated by the other side.
“What do property issues have anything to do with security?” The hackers might ask “We’re only helping”.
The corporate managers might look dumbly and shrug. “Property is for the lawyers,” they will say, “Security? Well, we have an IT department for that.”