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Research Methods for Cyber Security by David O. Manz, Thomas W. Edgar

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Chapter 15

Scientific Ethics

Abstract

Scientific ethics define the research world norms that direct what is and is not philosophically acceptable and justifiable science.

Ethics for cyber security research defines what types of research are risky and the processes to ensure research is ethically executed. This chapter defines scientific ethics and provides their history and how they were formed. It also contextualizes scientific ethics for cyber security research, describing the ethical guidelines, and discusses some common scenarios in cyber security that fall in a grey area of ethics.

Keywords

Black hat; consent; ethical standards; fair use; grey hat; scientific ethics; vulnerability disclosure; white hat; PII

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