After adding unicorns to our list of personae that includes trolls, rockstars, and squirrels, it’s time to discuss one final personae—the Ninja.

While the unicorn has a solid foothold in infosec lore, the Ninja is the warrior that relies on his stealth, agility, and speed to neutralize his targets. Ninjas train relentlessly to make their skills reflexive and rely on diversionary tactics and misdirection to perform their tasks right under our noses.

Ninjas exist on both sides of the equation in a yin/yang fashion, but rarely do they stay relentlessly true to their colors. Good ninjas might slip into restricted areas for learning purposes, and bad ninjas may occasionally help out an innocent. Regardless of their philosophy, they remain the guardian and silent observer of the digital world.

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