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You might have heard about the IT professionals earning crores of rupees per annum. Some of them might say they work on the cybersecurity wing. From there onwards people know what is cybersecurity. But a term is also been annexed to it nowadays called cybersecurity ethics. It is one of the most important areas of development in the modern technological world. The cybersecurity ethics has been a guideline and a recruiting criterion for the cybersecurity professionals. If you are interested to divest your career in cybersecurity profession, you should definitely understand the key concepts relating to the cybersecurity ethics. If you are not an IT sector aspirant, then only you need to know the same in order to understand what is going on around us. Through this blog let us look into An Introduction to Cybersecurity Ethics; Factors and Highlights.
Cybersecurity ethics – A General Overview
Ethics is a subjective topic. It can be varied from person to person, region to region, culture to culture and everything. There is no objective resolution to the term ethics. It is generally considered as the moral framework we need to follow in our day-to-day life. Cybersecurity ethics comes into picture where the moral frame work they (cyber security specialists and those who are associated with them) need to follow while the handling the cyber security. So, we need to know what is cyber security in order to address the cyber security ethics.
Cyber security means the securing all the data information stored in the cyber world. The cyber security and informational security are used as synonyms for most of the times but they are not similar. Cyber security includes only the data stored in the electronic medium whereas the informational security includes all the data stored in the world which includes the physical data also. In such a way, we can tell the cyber security as a subset of the comprehensive set called informational security.
The cyber security ethics is the ethics which need to be carried out in the cyber security processing. The person those who are designated for securing the cyber data will have the access to all the information including personal, banking, economical, demographic etc. Those data need to be secured from all threats at the same time and need to keep the privacy of the data through this ethics
Difference between Ethical Hacking or Non ethical Hacking
Hacking is the intruding into others data stored over in the cyber world. The process of hacking can be broadly divided into two:
- Non-Ethical Hacking (Black Hat Hacking)
- Ethical hacking (White Hat Hacking)
Non-Ethical Hacking (Black Hat Hacking)
Non ethical hacking is the intruding or stealing of others data without their consent for fraudulent purposes. This is a criminal activity which has been penalised by most of the penal laws in the world. In India the IT Act regulates and punishes the act of non-ethical hacking.
Ethical Hacking (White Hat Hacking)
This is not a crime. The activity done by an ethical hacker and a non-ethical hacker may be same. The only differentiation is the ethics with which he carries the activity. The purpose of the activity will be different. Ethical hackers do the same activity that of a non-ethical hacker in order to find the vulnerabilities of the data, and to know how the black hat hackers can steal the data and by knowing this enhancing the security mechanism of the system. They will also intrude into someone’s data for enhancing the security. In this sphere the cyber security ethics claims its importance.
Challenges to the Cyber Security Ethics
The following are the challenges to the cyber security ethics:
- The persons who recruited as an ethical hacker or vulnerability specialist are often recruited based on their technical knowledge and skills not based on their ethical values and background.
- The system provides all information to the ethical hackers for enhancing the security. This creates a substantial threat of the security personnel don’t adhere to the cyber security ethics.
- The consent and privacy of the information providers to the system are not considered while they are subjected to the ethical hacking.
- The penal laws and regulations are not so updated in order to address all the issues and challenges arising out of the same.
The cyber security ethics is a growing branch in the field of cyber world. Since the sector is rapidly growing and changes are happening in a short time, the topic is so dynamic. By the time you finish reading the article some the dimensions about the cyber security ethics can be redefined or removed. But the crust of all these things is one matter. Always carry some ethics in your life. It is ethics defines your personality. This may blog may help you to prepare for general awareness in competitive examination and also formulates a better personality and ethics in your life. Keep studying Keep winning!