Cyber Security, Blockchain, And Ethics
Part 5: Cybersecurity Technologies
The authors of the National Security Strategy (NSS) are looking to address technologies that will revolutionize cybersecurity. They believe that blockchain technology is a revolutionary technology that can significantly improve cybersecurity.
o What would be your recommendation for how the NSS should incorporate this technology to the public?
o Propose exactly what you believe should be written in the NSS. Specifically, explain the blockchain technology in layman’s terms to nontechnical people that may be reading the NSS, give examples of how it could be used to provide revolutionary cybersecurity, include examples of how it is being used to provide cybersecurity solutions, and discuss what, if any policies or laws should be established to mandate its use in specific industries.
Part 6: Ethics in Cybersecurity
Ethical issues are at the core of what we do as cybersecurity professionals. Think of the example of a cyber defender working in a hospital. They are charged with securing the network, medical devices, and protecting sensitive personal health information from unauthorized disclosure. They are not only protecting patient privacy but their health and perhaps even their lives. Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability – the C-I-A triad – and many other cybersecurity practices are increasingly at play in protecting citizens in all walks of life and in all sectors. Thus, acting in an ethical manner, is one of the hallmarks of a cybersecurity professional.
o What are the ethically significant harms that may result from mass surveillance (including by government and corporations)?
o What are the ethically significant harms that may result from emerging technologies such as blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, and machine learning?