I love TED Talks ... Have you seen this one?
The speaker is Misha Glenny - a British journalist who leaves no stone unturned in his underworld investigations of criminal globalization. AND he loves HACKERS!
...from the TED Talk abstract: Despite multibillion-dollar investments in cybersecurity, one of its root problems has been largely ignored: who are the people who write malicious code? He tells the stories and profiles several convicted hacker/coders from around the world and reaches a startling conclusion.