Cyber Ethics is designed to teach students the proper techniques with which to approach the difficult ethical dilemmas that arise from using the modern Internet. In addition to providing students with the skills to assess future ethical dilemmas for themselves, Cyber Ethics also looks at some of the more pressing concerns related to Internet usage today. Topics covering include privacy, intellectual property, professional codes of ethics, freedom of speech on the Internet, and issues related to ethical hacking.
- Describe the theories of ethics
- Describe cyber ethics and the unique scenarios that arise from the use of technology in society
- Describe the concepts of personal and public privacy
- Describe the data collection and user consent
- Describe privacy enhancing tools
Describe privacy laws
Describe industry self regulation
Describe intellectual objects and intellectual property
Apply ownership theory to intellectual property
Apply copyright laws to intellectual property
Describe topics relating to the protection of intellectual property
Describe other violations of intellectual property rights
Describe the ethical frameworks for varying professions
Describe ethical considerations of whistle-blowing
Describe the differences between responsibility, liability, and accountability
Describe freedom of speech, its scope online, and its abuses
Discuss the ethical issues associated with spam
Describe issues surrounding current pornography laws
Identify instances of hate speech and defamation in online formats
Describe the impact of software filters on freedom of speech
Define cybercrime terminology and identify types of cybercrime
Describe the practice of ethical hacking
Describe the ethical considerations of online civil disobedience and hackticism
Describe online stalking, harassment, and other online crimes introduced by cyber technology
How this course is offered:
This is an internet-based course that can be accessed at www.teexwmdcampus.com.
Prerequisites & Other Information:
AWR-175 Information Security for Everyone, Web-Based
No tuition is charged.
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