Blackhat Academy is an organization dedicated to educating the public on matters regarding secure programming, networking, administration, internet development, and generally what it means to be a hacker and survive in today's world. It is not a group focused on hacking: rather, it is just a group of hackers that want people to learn. A common misconception is that a hacker is a person that commits computer crimes. Blackhat Academy does not commit any crimes or even teach people how to commit crimes. What one learns from them should be used appropriately towards defending oneself. The bad guys already know this stuff; Blackhat Academy (like InfoSec Institute) exists to enlighten the rest of us.