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8 1 Discussion Ethics

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In this module, you have read about IoT and other emerging technologies. These technologies pose new and exciting challenges for IT and information security professionals. Another aspect to consider is the ethical dilemma that IoT technology and devices have created. These kinds of technologies have made their way into many aspects of our day-to-day lives: our vehicles, children’s toys, smart kitchen appliances, and more. Data is constantly collected and stored, more often than not, in the cloud. The everyday user may have a minimal understanding of cloud storage and information security, leaving them to entrust companies to protect and use their data. Informed consent is a topic of conversation among IT and security professionals as privacy statements become lengthy and more complex.

For this week’s discussion, watch the following video from the NIST website, titled What Is the Internet of Things (IoT) and How Can We Secure It? As you watch, consider the ethical dilemmas that the IoT is presenting for IT professionals, security professionals, and users.

In your initial post, address the following:

  • From the perspective of a user, explain which pillar of the CIA triad “informed consent” falls under.
  • As a user, do you feel that you can provide informed consent when accessing a smart device (e.g., an application on your smartphone)?
  • From the perspective of an IT professional, what kinds of responsibilities should organizations have in protecting or sharing collected personal data? Explain.

In response to your peers:

  • Discuss whether or not you agree with your peers’ perspectives on informed consent and personal data usage.
  • What advantages and disadvantages does widespread data sharing offer society?
  • https://www.nist.gov/video/what-internet-things-io…
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