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IDG Contributor Network: What has Mr. Robot done for the security industry?

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Sep 28, 2016.

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    Yes, it's just a TV show, but television plays a huge role in creating cultural phenomenons, and Mr. Robot has certainly found its place in pop culture. Anti-hero Elliot, a hacker whose ambition is to save the world from E Corp, struggles with mental illness. The voices inside his head are constantly in a conflict of good vs evil. As a result, Elliot's good intentions have paved his road to hell.

    Where does that leave the rest of us, though? By definition the anti-hero is heroic but lacks the qualities of strength, courage, integrity, and virtue of those celebrated heroes we know and love. But, the anti-hero isn't all bad. As was the case with Tony Soprano or Nurse Jackie, they do possess some endearing character traits that prevent us from hating them all together. Thus, the viewers grow to love the dark hero.

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