Streets to Government Agencies

Many times black hat hackers are recruited by companies and other agencies to keep them safe from all other hackers.  These criminals can actually use their illegal skills to give them what can be a very promising profession.  This is very common today because sometimes you have to fight fire with fire.  Not everyone can understand the mind set or skills these criminals posses.  So in certain cases large companies and even government agencies call in or recruit criminals that are familiar with hacking and the threats it can pose to keep others from gaining information.  I was never interested in this topic until I accidentally stumbled upon a TV series that is available on Netflix.  The first episode was about a girl living out of her van who was part of a rebellious group of hackers spread out across the globe.  The series immediately grabbed my attention and I have been hooked ever since.  From this show I have gained a lot of information on black hats and how they operate.  Not everything in this series is realistic but it is interesting and there are things that can be learned from watching it.  In this case I am referring to the show called Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  The main characters Sky was a black hat hacker part of a group called the rising tide.  This group consisted of hackers all over the world rebelling against the government that is until the government discovers Sky and her abilities.  They use her master hacking capabilities and convert her from a street criminal to a government agent of the group called S.H.E.I.L.D.  This organization that recruits her stands for Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division.  Throughout the series she uses her unique skill set during numerous missions to keep citizens safe from cyber threats.  The government utilize’s her skill set and it is something that helps her become a successful part of a large organization.  This is something that occurs daily across the planet.   According to a recent Rolling Stones article, “After decades of seeming like a sci-fi fantasy, the cyberwar is on. China, Iran and other countries reportedly have armies of state-sponsored hackers infiltrating our critical infrastructure.”  Hackers have the ability to devastate an entire nation.  Its not only foreign countries that are using hackers to stay ahead of the game.  “In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama said that America must also face the rapidly growing threat from cyberattacks.…We cannot look back years from now and wonder why we did nothing in the face of real threats to our security and our economy.”  The world we live in is changing rapidly and we must make certain changes to adapt and keep our nation safe.  For more information on the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Keep scrolling down you wont be disappointed!  For the full RollingStone article click the link below!

Daisy “Skye” Johnson
Season 3 11
Species Inhuman
Occupation Hacktivist
Field Agent
Affiliation Rising Tide (formerly)
S.H.I.E.L.D. (currently formerly)
Hive (under influence)
aka Mary Sue Poots (formerly)
Daisy Johnson (Real Name)
Family Calvin Zabo (father)
Dead Jiaying (mother)
Status Alive
Date of Birth 2nd July 1988
Season(s) 1
First Appearance Pilot
Portrayed by Chloe Bennet
Counterpart Daisy Johnson/Quake

Skye, (once known as Mary Sue Poots) or Daisy Johnson  (b. 2 July 1988), is a hacktivist in her mid twenties with Rising Tide who finds herself reluctantly recruited by the military organization S.H.I.E.L.D.. She was Agent Ward‘s trainee (now May’s) and is Coulson‘s protégée.

It is revealed that Skye is an Inhuman on her mother’s side. She accidentally went through the process of Terrigenesis, when she tried to stop Raina from using the Diviner. She has since developed the seismic abilities usually resulting in earthquakes.


Skye’s file on her parents.

Skye was discovered by a S.H.I.E.L.D. team in the Hunan province of China, and was herself an 0-8-4. The entire village and nearly two S.H.I.E.L.D. teams got killed protecting her. She grew up at the St. Agnes Orphanage and in different foster homes who never kept her around for long, saying that she “wasn’t a good fit”. When she was nine she stayed with a family, called the Brodys, that Skye particularly wanted to like her, but they soon sent her back to the orphanage.[1] It is revealed in “Seeds” that the S.H.I.E.L.D. protocol covering her placement at the orphanage mandated her constant reassignment.


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