Yes, there is such a thing as “hacker camp.” No, “hacker camp” doesn’t exist to teach people how to break into computers and steal data – it is designed to teach systems administrators how to thwart attacks. And those with the know-how can pick up gigs to go with that training.
Now, the point: when stories of “hacker camp” hit the MSM, you know someone upstairs is finally realizing we have big problems on our hands.
I get the feeling that IT security won’t be a thankless role for much longer.
The Slashdot camp, whose opinion in this arena must be taken note of, has their doubts about the credibility and effectiveness of such training.