The Pros And Cons Of Cyber Security

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Albert Einstein once said that he “[does] not believe in immortality of the individual, and consider [‘s] ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it”. Ethics matters not only in ones personal life but in society as a whole. It touches everything in today’s world. A major place that is affected by ethics nowadays is technology. With the development of new powerful technologies and better communication systems the Internet threats have reached a certain level of maturity that concerns many. Cyber Security has turned into a dependency for many, such as: private organizations, government health institutions and many companies. The amount of information available in these systems could compromise them and the many users they support. In the article” Data theft from firms topped a trillion dollars in 2008: study” cyber security is the main topic. The formal ethical systems that could justify the actions reported in the article, if these actions are consistent with either the ACM or IEEE codes of ethics, and if the behaviors are consistent with issues of privacy or intellectual property are all issues that will be further discussed. So what are the formal ethical systems that could justify the actions reported in the article? Well one must start at the beginning of ethical values. Ethics and values apply to personal and professional lives. If one is capable to understand and implement values and ethics in everyday practices, then they will encourage one’s success in personal and professional careers. Ethics is a concept of one’s actions, which derives from principals of an individual doing what is right not wrong. Ethics is about one’s belief system. These beliefs are compiled to help a person dete... ... middle of paper ... ... has occurred. The businesses stated in the article should acquire a better cyber-security in their business. Intellectual property lost or damage goes against both the ACM and the IEEE All in all Cyber-security has become a major issue in our generation. Whether it is the ethics behind it or the personal gain. The formal ethical systems that could justify the actions reported in the article were clearly not good enough for a person to preform cyber-hacking. The actions provided in the article went against both the ACM and IEEE codes of ethics. Also the issues of privacy and intellectual property were clearly a damage for many businesses. New technologies should be developed to help prevent cyber-hacking. A better cyber-security should be set in businesses worldwide. This will benefit both the users and the owners. As well as help people understand ethics better.
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