When things go really, really wrong, Roger Johnston has a really, really good day. After all, he’s usually the man who made them go wrong.
Johnston has a PhD, 10 patents to his name, and what every 10 year old kid would think is a dream job. As chief of the Vulnerability Assessment Team at Argonne National Laboratory outside Chicago, he has made it is his mission to crack into every security system labeled as foolproof by their creators.
“We need to be thinking like the bad guy,” said Johnston. “The unfortunate reality is that the bad guys get to define the problem. The good guys don’t.”