What’s Up With all the owls?

There are a couple of reasons why I show owls around the website and in the logo. The first reason is that I find owls to be cool animals. For hunting, they evolved specially designed feathers that allow them to be silent killers. If you add their big eyes for great night-vision, they become formidable night hunters. The following short video does a really good job of explaining how awesome owls are at hunting:

The other reason is that owls symbolize wisdom and knowledge. Knowledge is defined as the familiarity, awareness, and/or understanding of someone or something. Wisdom is defined as the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight. Many civilizations throughout history and around the world have come up with similar symbolism. This demonstrates the universal fascination with this amazing bird.

Knowledge and wisdom combined with a silent and observant nature are very important characteristics that a Hacker must have to be successful. A Hacker must have the technical knowledge of their target, and the practical wisdom to better judge when to move. Also must be silent and observant before and during their engagements. Just like the motto from the famous Operating System for Hackers, Kali Linux, “The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear”.