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Universities - victims or perpetrators of cyber crime?

Universities - victims or perpetrators of cyber crime?

Chadwick, David, Gan, Diane and Frangiskatos, Dimitrios (2007) Universities - victims or perpetrators of cyber crime? In: Jahankhani, Hamid and Palmer-Brown, Dominic, (eds.) Global e-Security, proceedings of the 3rd annual international conference, 2007. ICGeS, London, pp. 197-204. ISBN 978 0 9550008 4 3

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Abstract

The need to teach computer security to students and the need to keep open access to their teaching networks for the use of such students poses universities themselves with security problems. Firstly, are they unwittingly educating the next generation of malicious IT activists e.g. hackers, virus-writers, denial of service attackers? Secondly, are they opening themselves to attacks from their own students and external parties because of their open access policies? The broader question is whether lecturers are sufficiently addressing the ethical issues regarding the teaching of computer security and their responsibilities to students, the public and to their university. Ongoing research at the University of Greenwich has been collecting data on security incidents and reports work in progress so far, in an attempt to widen the ethical debate and to promote collaboration with other institutions.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This paper forms part of the published proceedings from 3rd Annual International Conference on Global e security, University of East London, UK, 18 - 20 April 2007
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer security, security incidents.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Computer Science
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Computer Systems Technology
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Information Systems & Digital Media
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:14
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/5609

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