Why Ethical Hacking is so important in a 21st century economy | Jennifer Arcuri | TEDxLiverpool

  • Published on Aug 12, 2016
  • The next big thing in cyber security won’t come from another infosec corporate- It will be the 15 year old in his basement, off to showcase what he/she can do with a bit of coding knowledge and scripting tools. Lets stop making excuses for cyber skills and channel that energy into a place that drives innovation. Champion integrity of ethical hacking- and we can turn an entire army of disgruntled youth into the nations next best secret weapons. For more information please visit www.myhackerhouse.com
    Where do talented 16 year old digitally adept teenagers hacking world class cyber security systems from their bedrooms get a job? Jennifer is co founder of www.MyHackerHouse.com and champions cyber skills by creating environments in which young people can use their talents for commercial and social good.

    Jennifer is an advisor to Hackers and Founders in Silicon Valley, and Founders for Schools across the UK. In June 2015, Jennifer also launched the Cyber Security group, Cyber TLA, as part of
    Tech London Advocates Group, and is now a certified ethical hacker herself.

    Jennifer͛'s entrepreneurial career began in California in digital distribution, technology, and film production. She sold a video streaming platform in 2009 as well as produced ͞La Valise͟, a short
    film sold at the Cannes Film Festival
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx

Comments • 94

  • Sampan Barman
    Sampan Barman 19 days ago +2

    "No words please"! is a better choice, when you can't gather enough words to describe someone grate like the "Aaron Swartz."

  • yellow Stone
    yellow Stone Month ago

    Can I code like Edward snowden !! And hack like him ?

  • Software Fix
    Software Fix 2 months ago


  • Ram
    Ram 2 months ago

    We will never be able to get ahead of the blackhat bunch someone will always want to cause harm.

  • Mera Kary
    Mera Kary 2 months ago

    I really like your concept

  • Nati M
    Nati M 2 months ago

    This woman is inspirational.

  • Thom
    Thom 3 months ago

    Her website needs to update their security certificate

  • I Am Not A Robot
    I Am Not A Robot 4 months ago +1

    Madam this is not Americas got talent show.

  • sean craighead
    sean craighead 4 months ago


  • Zoran Ristov
    Zoran Ristov 4 months ago

    I would love for this woman to be my boss. So motivational and compassionate, a great friend as well I assume

  • Adito Alfattah
    Adito Alfattah 4 months ago

    Woman With Good Intention

  • Forces
    Forces 9 months ago +2

    ahh the 7th-8th grade days lol

    • Forces
      Forces 9 months ago

      i did exactly what she said that kid did, but i did it in a different way. BY myself. idk how i did, but i got everyones passwords and files. my buddy did it the way she described and got expelled.... :/

  • Jack Gilbert
    Jack Gilbert 9 months ago +1

    love the color coded bandaid on her knee

  • Care Air
    Care Air 10 months ago

    People try to justify an illegal action by promoting its ethical aspects. Is it right for a stranger to walk into someone’s home without asking for explicit consent in the right context? The Presidential Palace is only opened to the public during selected days. Else it is illegal to trespass. One don’t hold a party in other people’s backyard. Hope this is enlightening enough.

    • micnpark
      micnpark 10 months ago

      Care Air many police or FBI detectives are specialist in criminal minds, to think like the criminals and catch them. We need hackers to beat the hackers. Have you heard of engineer/analysts of cyber security? It's the same meaning of "white hacker". We need specialist to beat the specialists, that simple.

  • Daryl Allen
    Daryl Allen 10 months ago

    Great talk Jennifer, I enjoyed listening to what you have to say on the topic. I can pick up on your passion for the topic!

  • Austen Stokes
    Austen Stokes 11 months ago

    This is the kind of chick that files HR complaints for a guy holding the door for her, but secretly loves painal at home.

  • T
    T 11 months ago

    This is why Americans should stay in America

    • Zachary Parker
      Zachary Parker 6 months ago

      Tony Shannon love to see someone try to make us

  • Tay Ldon
    Tay Ldon Year ago +4

    8 mins in and no substance in this talk
    Stuck it to the end and nearly fell into a coma

    • mtMage3
      mtMage3 5 months ago

      How is there no substance? Just like most other Ted Talks.

  • Aspiracy
    Aspiracy Year ago +1

    50th comment

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  • insecto
    insecto Year ago +1

    id love to have a conversation with her about the future of technology in general she really knows her stuff

    • Jennifer Arcuri
      Jennifer Arcuri Year ago

      Come to one of our Hands on Hacking courses!

    • insecto
      insecto Year ago

      and aside from that shes a milf

  • Mister V
    Mister V Year ago

    What course i should choose to be a hacker? Ethical hacker course or Programming course? Anyone?

    • micnpark
      micnpark 10 months ago +2

      Mister V first of all, learn how to program. There are many languages you should learn for different knowledge. Then you learn all about network. Go and study computer science or programming engineering an then go and specialize in cyber security. Study a lot. Good luck.

  • OrdinaryRaw
    OrdinaryRaw Year ago


  • Delmora DeWan
    Delmora DeWan Year ago


  • Adriano Zampolini

    She fine

  • ziqex
    ziqex Year ago

    Can I use Ted Talks as one of references for my academic report?

  • Tumisho Billson Mokgonyane

    Teach me please

  • Enigma
    Enigma Year ago +19

    people wanna learn how to hack just so they can get their neighbors wifi password

  • Stones Victor
    Stones Victor Year ago

    Hire a Certified Ethical Hacker(CEH), that is something to write home about. You can contact them for anything that has to do with hacking and they will send you an invoice within 12 hours including info on modus operandi(mode of operation).
    They also help people who have been scammed in anyway to recover their stolen money. Just don’t feel reluctant to contact via mail: [hackmajor407 at gmail dot com]

  • Ravi Shankar
    Ravi Shankar Year ago +3

    big booby hacker

  • diabolical blacklist

    Comment on what is hacking : to chop or to split an object into parts .

  • Nick Carini
    Nick Carini Year ago

    love this.

  • steve morgan
    steve morgan Year ago +2

    This is an amazing and breath of fresh air can't believe I just found this talk!!!

  • Nazibur Rahman
    Nazibur Rahman Year ago +8

    too hot to be a hacker............

  • gaming futures
    gaming futures Year ago +1

    she said a lot of good and interesting things..

  • mayank saini
    mayank saini Year ago

    www.fiverr.com/s2/f968b79b03 hire me for your ehical hacking or vulnerablity needs

  • Colin Rawlinson
    Colin Rawlinson Year ago +3

    She is my kinda woman. We need more people like Jennifer talking about cyber security . Come to Aberdeen Jennifer Arcuri !!

  • Vayne Carudas Solidor

    "crazy is doing the same thing over and over again... expecting something to change!"
    Einstein!? it wasn't VAAS!?

    • William Reeves
      William Reeves 8 months ago

      "Unfortunately, Susan didn't remember what Jane Fulton once said. 'Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.'"
      ~Rita Mae Brown, "Sudden Death" 1983
      There is evidence that the statement was used in at least some common usage before 1983, but the Rita Mae Brown novel is the first known appearance in print.
      Bonus Fact: It gained early popularity in the AA and NA 12-step communities. Which makes sense because it applies very well to addictive behavior.
      Edit: It appears I put the cart before the horse and my Bonus Fact was actually the main fact. It first appeared in an NA handbook in 1981. It is also possible that it was cited in an AA book maybe a year prior to that, but it appears to be a product of the 12 step community after all and Rita Mae Brown borrowed it.

    • Charles Richmond
      Charles Richmond Year ago

      According to wikiquote, this "expecting a different result" quote is *not* a quote from Albert Einstein.

  • Karan Dongre
    Karan Dongre Year ago

    i want learn hacking course so what can i do

  • Mattia Campagnano
    Mattia Campagnano Year ago +1

    Same stuff I've been saying for years, from my humble corner (savvygeektips.blogspot.com/2015/03/internet-of-things-not-sure-thing.html ).
    Thanks for saying it clear and loud and for being so eloquent and passionate.
    Gee, this stuff about IoT drives me furious. People keep doing dumb stuff over and over again, regardless of what you say.

  • Ælax Čâylən
    Ælax Čâylən Year ago +1

    you are beautiful .........

  • Zak
    Zak 2 years ago +18

    btw it's "insanity is doing the same thing over and over again" not "crazy is doing the same thing over and over again" soz bro

    • TheEndTrend
      TheEndTrend 7 months ago

      Funny, I cringe everytime I meet someone like you! :D

    • William Reeves
      William Reeves 8 months ago

      Also, Einstein never said it. It's a quote from a character in a book by Rita Mae Brown called "Sudden Death". It is most often attributed to Einstein online, so I have a little grace for people who don't know better. It still makes me cringe every time someone says it out loud though.

    • Jennifer Arcuri
      Jennifer Arcuri Year ago +1


    • Jennifer Arcuri
      Jennifer Arcuri Year ago +1

      Thank you for the clarification... :)

    • Finn Tedder
      Finn Tedder Year ago

      its stupidity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result...

  • FirstAnn Lastlie
    FirstAnn Lastlie 2 years ago +2

    "Polite Theft"

  • gani Bhai
    gani Bhai 2 years ago +1

    How can I make a career in ethical hacker, I don't have a I T background

    • Clash 4 Hell !
      Clash 4 Hell ! 9 months ago

      Lol CEH Won't Make You A Hacker If You Want to Become A Hacker Experience Is The Best Thing

    • Finn Tedder
      Finn Tedder Year ago

      do ur CEH search it up

    • How To Deal With Linux
      How To Deal With Linux 2 years ago +2

      Learn some Gnu/Linux, some programming (at least one "low-level" and a "high-level" pl), shell scripting, and a lot of immagination :)

  • MasTro Darya
    MasTro Darya 2 years ago

    ههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههه دخيل الله

  • Julio Ramirez
    Julio Ramirez 2 years ago +1

    she sounds Irish

    • Conor Maloney
      Conor Maloney 5 months ago

      No she doesn't, strong American accent and not a tinge of Irish.

      CLASH WITH BAT 8 months ago

      Julio Ramirez lmao

    • insecto
      insecto Year ago

      that aint irish lmao

    • Alejandra Stamato
      Alejandra Stamato Year ago

      Was about to say that , thanks Anghau xD

    • Anghau
      Anghau Year ago +7

      If she sounds Irish then you don't know what Irish sounds like XD

  • Alex Laxu
    Alex Laxu 2 years ago

    playtime @ 8:46
    what about "grey hat hacker"?

  • Laura Collett
    Laura Collett 2 years ago +4

    watching this again after seeing it live in liverpool. what a talk it was!!

  • A Odeh
    A Odeh 2 years ago +1

    Wow Can I please join ..can you teach me

  • eNtity
    eNtity 2 years ago +4

    Really good talk

  • How To Deal With Linux
    How To Deal With Linux 2 years ago +53

    Wow, her passion is amazing

    • Jennifer Arcuri
      Jennifer Arcuri Year ago

      Thank you very kindly

    • gani Bhai
      gani Bhai 2 years ago

      Jennifer Arcuri how can I make a ethical hacker, I am not a it background, so can I learn and perfect it

    • gani Bhai
      gani Bhai 2 years ago

      Jennifer Arcuri hi

    • Jennifer Arcuri
      Jennifer Arcuri 2 years ago +8

      Come join us!!!

  • The Boss
    The Boss 2 years ago +9

    Can you teach me hacking?

    • Roger Barraud
      Roger Barraud 6 months ago

      No ... only you can.
      John Sonmez q.v.

    • Ci Si
      Ci Si 11 months ago

      The Boss not this time

    • How To Deal With Linux
      How To Deal With Linux 2 years ago


    • Red x
      Red x 2 years ago +2

      Hacker House? whats that?

    • Jennifer Arcuri
      Jennifer Arcuri 2 years ago +17

      OF COURSE!! Hacker House is going to release our upcoming training courses! You should totally join us!