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Ethical Dilemmas and Dimensions in Penetration Testing.

Faily, S., McAlaney, J. and Iacob, C., 2015. Ethical Dilemmas and Dimensions in Penetration Testing. In: 9th International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance, 1--3 July 2015, Lesvos, Greece.

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Penetration testers are required to attack systems to evaluate their security, but without engaging in unethical behaviour while doing so. Despite work on hacker values and studies into security practice, there is little literature devoted to the ethical pressures associated with penetration testing. This paper presents several ethical dilemmas and dimensions associated with penetration testing; these shed light on the ethical positions taken by Penetration testers, and help identify potential fallacies and biases associated with each position.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:22014
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:29 May 2015 14:41
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:51


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