Interesting post in Security Focus’ Penteration Testing mailing list . Would you hire a convicted felon to do Pen-Test work for your company?
” I have a personal friend who has recently asked for my advice. He was convicted of a felony for grand theft auto when he was 21 or so back in the early 1990’s and a separate misdemeanor charge for fraud. He served his time, less than 1 year, paid restitution and completed probation successfully in the mid ’90s. Since then he has not had any run-ins with the law with the exception of a misdemeanor drunk in public charge 4 years ago… [He] is definitely a reformed individual…
- Would you hire this person to work for your company providing internal security and pentest services?
- Would you (as a consulting firm) hire this person to perform consulting and pentest services on behalf of your firm?
- Would he ever be able to receive a security clearance (even a low level secret clearance) and employment from the Federal government?
- Why or why not?”
Got an opinion?