Just as dealing with terrorists, you don't let [hackers] stop you from doing what you believe is in your best interests. By putting yourself on the Internet, you have to be much more vigilant about your security.

You've got to make sure you're on his team, that he understands what you are all about and that you can add value to the organization. In the end, he's got to decide that you're the person he wants in the job, not that he inherited you.