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Professional Hackers

Work Environment

Self-employed professional hackers have very irregular hours. They might work 12 hours straight testing an organization’s IT vulnerability, then be off a day or two until the next project arises. Full time professional hackers have a more standard schedule, but they may have to work at night and on weekends at times. Approximately 25 percent of information security analysts worked more than 40 hours a week in 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Many professional hackers are able to work from their homes, or wherever there’s an Internet connection.

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