1 – What factors motivate hackers? What can organizations do to be more proactive in identifying and mitigating hacker threats?
2 – How do the profiles for hackers and crackers differ? Should these psychological attributes and intent make a difference as to the amount and nature of the punishment meted out to those who are caught? Why or why not?
3 – Some mental health and criminal justice professionals contend that hacking is an “addiction,” and causes obsessive, risk taking behavior in a manner similar to illegal narcotics – hackers hack to “get high” from the thrill of breaking into a system and getting away with it. Should policymakers look towards treatment,
rather than incarceration, as the disposition of hacker cases? Why or why not?