is also used to describe the work (and, IMHO, attitude) of a certain type of corporate systems security department. MITRE
, for example, actually has a dept. named INFOSEC, which does for MITRE (ostensibly) what the above does for the CIC
. It also purports to do INFOSEC related work for MITRE clients.
INFOSEC folks tend to look down on the longhaired hacker type with a rude T-Shirt. They tend to continue this even after said hacker type, applying for a job, has cracked five of their servers wirelessly from his Newton and is offering them a documented fix for this problem.
Of course, maybe they just don't like smartasses. Still, I had promised to fix the hole and not bring the Newton in to work.
Note: Hacker and cracked are used to emphasize the different words. So don't email me.