You are a member of the Human Resources Department of a software manufacturer that has several products and annual revenue in excess of $500 million. You’re on the phone with the manager of software development who has made a request to hire a notorious hacker to probe your company’s software products in an attempt to identify any vulnerabilities. The reasoning is that if anyone can find a vulnerability in your software, he can. This will give your firm a head start on developing patches to fix the problems before anyone can exploit them. You’re not sure, and you feel uneasy about hiring people with criminal records and connections to unsavory members of the hacker/cracker community. What do you say to this request?