Cyber-security Research Ethics Dialogue & Strategy Workshop Report

By: 
E. Kenneally, M. Bailey
Appears in: 
CCR April 2014

The inaugural Cyber-security Research Ethics Dialogue & Strategy Workshop was held on May 23, 2013, in conjunction with the IEEE Security Privacy Symposium in San Francisco, California. CREDS embraced the theme of ethics-by-design in the context of cyber security research, and aimed to: - Educate participants about underlying ethics principles and applications; - Discuss ethical frameworks and how they are applied across the various stakeholders and respective communities who are involved; - Impart recommendations about how ethical frameworks can be used to inform policymakers in evaluating the ethical underpinning of critical policy decisions; - Explore cyber security research ethics techniques, tools, standards and practices so researchers can apply ethical principles within their research methodologies; and - Discuss specific case vignettes and explore the ethical impli- cations of common research acts and omissions.