Iowa hired a cybersecurity firm to do penetration testing, then arrested its workers

Fox God Records

TS Rookie
You do realize that Iowa is ranked in the top 10 for education institutions across the country right?

On point of the topic, they should have reported the incident; not set off an alarm costing tax payers money to falsify an emergency to prove a point. Heck if you pull an alarm and someone is injured because of it in California you serve 3 years in a state prison. But yeah, going directly to a felony is a bit much.
The article says that the Coalfire employees set off the alarm "to test law enforcement response, which was part of the job."

Calling in a non-emergency would not be an effective test of the response times.

Sid Vicious

TS Rookie
After reading the article, and the comments, I see a lot of “assumptions” thrown around. You guys are commenting with only one source, and it states in there some ambiguity around the contract.
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James Hall

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Wow! People are really going to reconsider a career in cyber security if they have to worry that it might lead to having to undergo a body cavity search.