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Information Technology Ethics Sherri Shade Introduction Background RTM Institute Ethics Character Leadership Current project Making an Ethical case for CSIS Ethics according to Webster eth ic Pronunciation eth ik key n 1 the body of moral principles or values governing or distinctive of a particular culture or group the Christian ethic the tribal ethic of the Zuni 2 a complex of moral precepts held or rules of conduct followed by an individual a personal ethic What is What Computer Ethics Internet Ethics CyberEthics Humble beginning in the 1940 s Bynum 1999 Four distinct technology phases Tavani 2000 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s present Threshold Phase 4 IT Ethics What is the problem Availability of Really Good Stuff lots of information software hardware graphics music videos Technological Ease of Use Myths Lies and Statistics New Laws New Rules IT Ethics Who is responsible Who is affected What harm is done Should IT Professionals be in the ethics business Training Refer ethical issues to HR Information Technology Ethics Deal with proper use of technology devices data services and software Implement policies Prior to Technology it may have been easier to know whether the activity was right or wrong Virtual World Judging behaviors is no longer straight forward Some users view their computing actions as less serious than their actions in the real world Examples Stealing software from a store no way However SW piracy costs businesses billions of dollars per year Most of us would not pick a lock to someone s house However guessing passwords to gain access to a website information or programs is a common Sometimes the technology is not well understood romance and fear may accompany a new technologies Movies books TV capitalize on this fear and romance and make unethical or illegal actions seem heroic or necessary The Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics Computer Ethics Institute Ethical Behaviors Is your 80 gigabyte hard drive full That sure is a great music where did

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