Archive for February, 2008

Ethics in Information Security

At some point, every information security professional faces at least one (and usually many) serious ethical dilemma(s) related to the practice of information security in the workplace. Of all the facets of an information security professional’s job, however, I suspect that the ones involving ethical issues often receive the least attention. This is not at all to say that information security professionals are unethical—to the contrary—but with all the on-the-job pressures, many or most of which amount to quickly putting out “brush fires,” these professionals honestly do not have much time left to ponder ethical dilemmas, let alone successfully resolve them. Read more…

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