Homework 2: Cybersecurity Ethical Challenges

Homework 2: Cybersecurity Ethical Challenges

Last Modified: September 11, 2020 CS 490: Introduction to Cybersecurity(Fall 2020) Homework 2: Cybersecurity Ethical Challenges Due Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 11:59:59 PM 1 Assignment Before starting this assignment, I suggest you become familiar with the content of the Week03 lectures on Cybersecurity Ethics, as well as the An Introduction to Cybersecurity Ethics PDF. Specifically, you will want to have read that PDF :). For this assignment, you are to write an essay on one of the cybersecurity challenges listed in Part 2 of the An Introduction to Cybersecurity Ethics PDF. A challenge is one single paragraph, typically 4-5 lines, with the first sentence bolded. However, it must be one for which there are arguments on both sides (or all sides, if there are more than 2 sides) as to which path is the correct one ethically. The challenge you write about is left for you to decide. However, please copy and paste the challenge scenario into the top of your document so I know which one you chose (this does not count against your word limit). Your essay should discuss the pros and cons of each of the sides. It must conclude with a decision that you make. I am not going to judge you on which decision you make, as long as said decision is based on the pros and cons stated in the essay. The essay must be 500 words or less. That’s about 1 page worth of content. Note that any header information (name, title, date, class, etc.) do not count toward the word limit. References, if you use any, also do not count against this limit. If it is over 500 words, then we will not grade it and give you a zero! The HW policies in the syllabus discuss this in more detail. I am looking for a well thought out ethical argument. So, stating that something is bad without explaining why is not what I am looking for. Thus, “it’s bad because I was taught that way” does not explain why it’s bad either, only that it is bad. I can tell if you are just writing a load of BS to fill space and will not look favorably on that. Revist the homework policies on “fluff” in the syllabus—I’ve become a good fluff detector over the years, and will mark your assignment down for it. Instead, I want you to use this as a chance to really explore some of the complicated ethical challenges in cybersecurity! 2 Submission Submit your essay via Moodle as a PDF. Homework 2 Kings College 1/ 1