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2015/2016 Technology, Policy and Management WM look at TBM Electives
WM0825TU
Ethics and Cyber Security
ECTS: 5
Module Manager
Name E-mail
Prof.dr.ir. M.F.W.H.A. Janssen    M.F.W.H.A.Janssen@tudelft.nl
Instructor
Name E-mail
Prof.dr.ir. M.F.W.H.A. Janssen    M.F.W.H.A.Janssen@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
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Education Period
2
Start Education
2
Exam Period
2
3
Course Language
English
Course Contents
This course is an introduction to ethics of information technology in general and cyber security in particular.

Cybersecurity and ethics are highly interconnected as many security measures and mechanisms have ethical implications. There is the ethical debate about the trade-off whether to safeguard the common good for the society or to ensure the rights of the individuals. Governments should determine their role in security, is ensuring cybersecurity left to the individual and companies or does the government play a role in warranting societal values? These need to be carefully balanced and often compromises are necessary.

In cyberspace ethical dillemma's are often connected to the distribution of access to information, e.g. who can access personal data. Another important part of the module will discuss the tension between human and constitutional rights violations (freedom, privacy and accountability) in addressing the threats.

Study Goals
After completing this course the student can:
Identify and critically reflect upon ethical issues related to cyber security
Apply methods for evaluation of ethical issues
Explain, recognise and analyse ethical issues in the design of cyber security technology
Explain, recognise and analyse ethical issues in cyber security practices and governance
Explain and apply the value sensitive design approach
Education Method
In-class question-and-answer session
Discussions sessions
Presentations
Assessment
Group essay and presentation on a topic related to the societal and ethical aspects of cybersecurity