To me, it just branding or marketing which it's newsworthy whenever it comes out in the news or when you're selling a security certificate.
The various hats that you had mentioned are just the difference in mindset, intent and circumstances on applying your skills for the good or the bad guys.
Which you can easily get tons of autobiographies of ex-hackers who turn into "ethical hackers" or WWII spies turning into double agents due to circumstances decided to use their skills to work for the good guys.
Here's a list of biographies of those "ethical hackers" and WWII double agents
1) Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security - amazon.com/Art-Deception-Controlli...
2) Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal - amazon.com/Agent-Zigzag-Story-Espi...
I agree, thank you for these precious resources! 😇
Haven't read the second one, thanks for tip!
It's an awesome read and without reading a book. I won't have believed that such a person like him exists during the world war II and well-liked by both sides of the war.
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