IT Job Market Faces Unexpected New Ethical Questions

IT recruiters and IT staffing agencies have been working to place candidates in IT jobs for decades.  They’ve seen a lot of surprising ethical questions come up as the field changes in new and unexpected ways.  Some of the more recent ethical questions and challenges that technical recruiters, IT staffing companies, and IT professionals have been dealing with are centered around security.

White hat hacking and security jobs have become more and more imperative as IT recruiting companies and IT staffing firms have seen major institutions like The New York Times and the White House fall victim to hackers.  This profusion of hacking—and the blurriness of what separates white-hat hacking from black hat has only increased on a more individual level.  One of the most fascinating topics of conversation amongst IT professionals is the site Hacker’s List.  Is the work this site facilitates ethical?  Legal?  When does hacking cross the line between white hat and black hat?  Does it matter whom the hacking is done for?  What should consequences be for black hat hacking?  This site is bringing urgency to these questions and more as IT professionals, IT recruiting agencies, and the rest of the world alike are forced to ponder the ethics of hacking.


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AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a leading Information Technology recruiting company. Specializing in placing contract and permanent personnel in both Infrastructure Support and Applications Development positions, AVID has a national presence supporting clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Headquartered in Boston, MA, AVID has achieved tremendous growth since the firm's inception in 2003. This has triggered numerous national awards and recognition, such as being named to Inc. 500 Magazine's list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately-held Companies in the US in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Additionally, the firm boasts of having more than 100 five-star reviews on Google from clients and candidates who rave about their experience and interaction with the firm's recruiters.