I consider this is best move by the United Kingdom- recruiting a convicted computers hackers for the Cyber Defence force. The best way to improve the cyber security is hiring a hackers.
Lieutenant Colonel Michael White told BBC that even convicted hackers could be recruited if they pass security vetting. He also added that the recruitment process will be based on "capability development" of a person instead of "personality traits".
Hundreds of computer experts are expected to be recruited by the British Ministry of Defence as cyber reservists to help defend the national security.
"The Cyber Reserves will be an essential part of ensuring we defend our national security in cyberspace." the Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond noted in September. "This is an exciting opportunity for internet experts in industry to put their skills to good use for the nation, protecting our vital computer systems and capabilities"