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Cyber ethics: Assessment on government and the private industry
by Harris, Ashley, M.S., Utica College, 2016, 56; 10154340
Abstract (Summary)

The need for cyber ethics continues to grow at a staggering pace within the federal government and the private industry’s code of conduct. However, the practice of cyber ethics in these environments has presented many challenges for the organizations. A few of them include: cyber ethics training for IT professionals and employees, a lack of sharing information between the federal government and private sector; and the difficulty of creating applicable and legal standards concerning cyber ethics. These challenges prove there is a great need for further research to address these issues, and while the research presented in this paper is still in its infancy there have been documented methodologies which have shown promise. The limitations however include people are vulnerabilities of cybersecurity; a cyber-ethics training plan is critical for federal government and private sector employees and there is a lack of a global code of conduct on cybersecurity. The results of a more comprehensive study into these issues may help to better inform and influence decision making by the federal government, as well as by IT and cybersecurity professionals.

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Advisor: Orbinati, Albert
School: Utica College
Department: Cybersecurity
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: MAI 56/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Ethics, Information Technology
Keywords: Cyber ethics, Cyber security, Government, Private sector
Publication Number: 10154340
ISBN: 978-1-369-09448-0
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