Abstract

The most important factor in effective computer security is people -- their attitudes, actions, and sense of right and wrong. This workshop will explore the ethical problems and issues raised in the computing environment. Topics to be discussed include misuse of computers, concepts of privacy, codes of conduct for computer professionals, disputed rights to products, defining ethical, moral, and legal parameters, and what security practitioners should do about ethics. Audience opinions will be wetcome as they will aid in developing ethical standards for the information systems profession.

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