CYBERSECURITY ETHICS LEARNING OBJECTIVES

CHAPTER 1-2 | 3-4 | 5-6 | 7-8

Chapter 1

At the end of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Define philosophy and describe its aims as a field of inquiry

  2. Define ethics and cybersecurity ethics and give at least three examples of

    practical ethical dilemmas which a cybersecurity professionals encounter.

  3. Define epistemic community and profession and describe the ethical

    responsibilities of a professional

  4. Describe the role of computer engineers in affecting political, social and

    economic life through making engineering decisions which have ethical

    consequences

  5. Define major terms associated with the study of ethics

  6. Describe the relationship between ethics, religion and laws

QUIZ yourself on Chapter 1

 

Chapter 2

At the conclusion of this chapter, students will be able to:

  1. Articulate assumptions of each of the three major frameworks – virtue ethics,
    utilitarian ethics and communitarian ethics. 

  2. Compare and contrast major ethical stances – including virtue ethics, utilitarian
    ethics and deontological ethics. 

  3. List criticisms of each of the three ethical lenses. 

  4. Apply the three different ethical stances in thinking through the ethical
    consequences of a particular problem or action

QUIZ yourself on Chapter 2

 

Chapter 3

At the end of this unit, students will be able to:

 

  1. Define hacking and describe how computer hacking has changed and
    evolved since its inception 

  2. List at least five reasons why hackers engage in hacking activities and
    describe types of hackers

  3. Compare and contrast the conditions and approaches of white hat, grey
    hat and black hat hackers

  4. Describe the licensing mechanisms currently used for certifying an
    ethical hacker

  5. Provide an evaluation of the ethics of hacking and penetration testing using
    a virtue ethics, a utilitarian and a deontological framework

QUIZ yourself on Chapter 3 [EDIT Link]

Chapter 4

At the end of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Apply the three 3 frameworks – Virtue Ethics, Deontological Ethics and
    Utilitarian Ethics – to describing the ethics of privacy.

  2. Describe privacy as both a universal and relative concept.

  3. Articulate ongoing legal issues in regard to regulating privacy in the
    United States

  4. Argue on behalf of computer scientists’ obligation to safeguard user data

  5. Describe the ethical issues associated with anonymity in an online
    environment

QUIZ yourself on Chapter 4 [EDIT Link]

 

Chapter 5

At the end of this chapter, students will be able to:

 

  1. Define different types of surveillance (covert, asymmetrical, differential)

  2. Describe laws which affect surveillance practices

  3. Articulate a Virtue Ethics, Consequentialist/Utilitarian and Deontological
    argument in favor of and against surveillance

  4. Describe the trade-offs between privacy, surveillance and security

  5. Compare and contrast ethical and unethical surveillance practices

  6. Describe what is meant by differential surveillance and identity three
    ethical issues associated with differential surveillance

QUIZ yourself on Chapter 5 [EDIT Link]

Chapter 6

At the end of this unit, students will be able to:

 

  • Describe traditional ethical arguments in favor of the right to own
    physical property

  • Identify at least three objections to the application of Locke’s Theory
    of Property Rights to the notion of intellectual property and three
    arguments in favor of doing so

  • Define key terms in the discussion of IP issues – including fair use,
    economic right, moral right, piracy and intellectual property

  • Apply the virtue ethics, utilitarian and deontological lens to thinking
    through the ethical issues of intellectual property

  • Analyze the issue of establishing norms to protect intellectual property,
    identifying sources of support for these norms, as well as problems
    which make achieving consensus difficult

QUIZ yourself on Chapter 6 [EDIT Link]

 

Chapter 7

At the end of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. [EDIT] Intellectual Property, or the right to claim ownership of an idea, is not new. However, new technological developments which make the reproduction of information (in written, auditory and visual forms) easier have created new issues in IP.

  2. [EDIT] Analysts debate whether traditional ways of thinking about the right to own physical property can and should be applied to thinking about the new issues in intellectual property.

QUIZ yourself on Chapter 7 [EDIT Link]

Chapter 8

At the end of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. [EDIT] Intellectual Property, or the right to claim ownership of an idea, is not new. However, new technological developments which make the reproduction of information (in written, auditory and visual forms) easier have created new issues in IP.

  2. [EDIT] Analysts debate whether traditional ways of thinking about the right to own physical property can and should be applied to thinking about the new issues in intellectual property.

QUIZ yourself on Chapter 8 [EDIT Link]

Mary Manjikian, PhD

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