La rivista Quartz riporta la notizia secondo la quale i Servizi segreti danesi, anche per far fronte a continui attacchi a siti istituzionali, starebbero investendo risorse nella selezione e nella formazione di "hacker" ovvero di esperti specializzati in ambito cyber:
[…] Denmark has had to fend off several high-profile cyber attacks recently. The Danish foreign ministry was targeted by a seven-month long phishing attack last year, according to the Danish Center for Cyber Security, a DDIS unit, while the Danish parliament’s website was hit by so many DDoS attacks it crashed (Danish) in December. Between 2014 and 2015, a Danish IT hosting company and one of its clients were also the target of cyber espionage, according to a recent DDIS report.
In March, the country’s intelligence service placed full-page ads in newspapers and online in a bid to attract the right talent to counter these challenges. “Do you have what it takes to become a member of a secret elite force?” the ad inquires, listing requirements like well-developed programming abilities, math and logical intelligence, and a clean criminal record. The goal of the program is to educate hackers to boost local cyber security, fend off attacks, and possibly even hack into the systems of attackers. Academy recruits will work on defensive as well as offensive hacker techniques during their four-and-a-half months at the academy, starting in August; some will be offered full-time jobs at the end.
“We are looking for people who have the core competencies that we can develop further,” says Lars Findsen, the head of the intelligence service. “They don’t need formal education or qualifications. They can be natural hacker talents. More than anything they need to keep going until they have cracked the codes. There are no limitations.”
Except one: The agency is also looking for people with “a high degree of personal integrity,” Findsen says, “because they will be handling secrets and sensitive information.”
The hackers will also be trained in counterintelligence, with a focus on breaking encrypted communications and hacking the networks of terrorists trying to enter Denmark—a task that has taken on renewed urgency in light of the attacks in Paris and Brussels.