We in the media love to stick it to the IT security bad guys: the notorious
hackers or the bumbling civil servants who put nothing more than a first-class
stamp on a disc containing millions of personal files.
We’ve decided it’s time to redress the balance and shine a light on the
little-known heroes of the security world. In this feature, we laud the people
who have made the internet a (relatively) safe place to work, shop and
communicate; the people who work behind the scenes to make sure our PCs aren’t
stuffed full of malware. In short, it’s time to salute the good guys.