Lauren Abshire, Director of Content Strategy, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Hackers, White Hat, Black Hat, Red Hat, Gray Hat, Hacktivists and Script Kiddies

White Hat, Black Hat, Gray Hat, Hacktivists, we hear all of these names, but what is hacking and who are they? What are the different types of hackers? Why hack? The media has used this term since the 1990’s and it can be traced back further to the late 1980’s. Hacking is the act of … Read more

Hacking Through History: Three People Who Hacked Without Computers


Caleb Townsend, Staff Writer, United States Cybersecurity Magazine

Hand clicking on Morse Code, Cybersecurity History, Early Hacking

People usually attribute the history of cybersecurity to the Creeper. The Creeper was an infamous program that acted as the first virus in history. This 1971 virus was distributed to mainframe computers and possessed to ability to move around. The program was not malicious in anyway. The Creeper did no damage.  It simply would display … Read more