Meet some of the most talented cybercorsairs of our time -- often called "white hat hackers". But after reading their bio you'll find that some of them started off their career as cyberpirates ("black hat hackers"). Just like Marc M. (see picture), a former member of pirate organization Rhino9, now Chief Security Architect at FireEye. In the 17th century, many corsairs on the high seas were former pirates. Why is that so? If you want to know more about this recurrent pattern in the history of capitalism, we wrote this paper here and it's freely available. Happy new year!