There is a huge difference between hackers – who tread the line of legality regularly and often step over, but not with the intent of doing great harm – and criminals who happen to work online, Moss said.
One group you can train or encourage to focus on solving problems that affect national security, and trust to the same extent you would experts in other fields.
The other "you wouldn't want to let in your house," he told Reuters.
Though, even if George said no one is fazed by bare feet or odd hair colors, given the hacks on the CIA, FBI, Senate and other government agencies, it would probably not be a good idea to show up for work even at a clandestine agency wearing an Anonymous mask.
Sense-of-humor emulation can make the patience of law enforcement or intelligence agencies expand like a big balloon, but the reaction tends to be drastic and unpleasant for those who were previously tolerated when the bubble does eventually burst.