Ethics in Cybersecurity

Ethics in Cybersecurity

An Intersection of Technology & Ethics

The blossoming of communications technology in the age of information is not without its downfalls. When the integrity of these technologies is brought into question, cybersecurity professionals are there to reinforce and protect their networks. While cybersecurity can be a highly technical topic, its impact on our world is relevant to more than just programmers and code developers.

In fact, cybersecurity ethics concerns all who are dependent on the interconnectedness of our modern world. The Daniel’s Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at UCCS takes a look at the ethics of cybersecurity and its inherent implications in technology and communications through special events, resources, presentations, and discussion groups.  

Ethics Fellows in this Focus Area

"Gedare Bloom, Ph.D. (14881)"
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, College of Engineering and Applied Science

Learn More About Our Fellows

  • Headshot of Gedare Bloom

    Gedare Bloom is Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in 2013. His research expertise is computer system security with particular focus on real-time embedded systems, and he has published over twenty peer-reviewed articles in these areas. He has served as a program committee member and technical referee for flagship conferences and journals in the area of real-time embedded systems. He is an ACM Senior Member and an IEEE Senior Member. Since 2011, he has been a maintainer for the RTEMS open-source hard real-time OS, which is used in robotics frameworks, unmanned vehicles, satellites and space probes, automotive, defense, building automation, medical devices, industrial controllers, and more.

    Remote Learning of Ethical Decision-Making in Cybersecurity 

    This February 16 Ethics Roundtable is a virtual event featuring Ethics Fellow, Gedare Bloom presenting on his ethics project, "Remote Learning of Ethical Decision-Making in Cybersecurity: Online Case Study of Responsible Disclosure".



  • Robert Cook headshot

    Robert (Bob) Cook, MBA, is an Instructor of Information Systems in the College of Business at UCCS. He is also an Information Systems consultant helping businesses throughout Colorado to advise on cyber security best practices, and ensure deployed information systems align with the organization's needs. After his time as an Electrical Engineer in the Air Force, Bob entered the corporate sector, where he began developing training programs to help individuals better understand how to protect themselves from cyber security intrusions that typical organizations and their employees can encounter. He began to research and develop cyber security training designed for non-technical persons to help them to understand simple ways that can be employed to protect themselves. Bob has provided training for companies such as: ASAP Automation, Maptuit, NCM Media Networks, Blueline Protection, Kaos Connect, and VZP Digital.

    Cybersecurity - How to Defend Yourself

    Learn how to defend against the tactics and techniques used by today's cyber criminals with Bob Cook, MBA.


  • Headshot of Sang-Yoon Chang

    Sang-Yoon Chang is an Assistant Professor at the Computer Science (CS) Department at University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). He is also the PI and the Director of the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program at UCCS, and the Colorado-Washington Security Scholars Program (CWSSP). He has received PhD and Bachelor's degrees from the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2013 and 2007, respectively.

    Computer Security for Offense and Defense - Best Practices

    The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS features Ethics Fellow Sang-Yoon Chang, PhD on his topic of Computer Security for Offense and Defense - Best Practices at the November 2017 Faculty Resource Workshop.


  • Headshot of Yanyan Zhuang

    Yanyan Zhuang is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS). She joined UCCS in 2016, where she has been selected as the Networking Networking Women (N2Women) Advocate for advancing anti-harassment policy set by the ACM, as well as a TPC member of Tridentcom'15.

    Creepy and Invisible: Learning Privacy and Censorship in Classrooms

    The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS features Yanyan Zhuang, PhD and her topic "Creepy and Invisible: Learning Privacy and Censorship in Classrooms" at the April 2018 Faculty Resource Workshop.


Additional Resources

Springboard's "What is Ethical Hacking?"
The EC-Council
The EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker Rundown
Hak5 YouTube Channel
Guru99’s Free Ethical Hacking Tutorials
Journal Publication: “Ethical Hacking: The Art of Manipulation”
Journal Publication: “Issues of Implied Trust in Ethical Hacking”

Are you a student interested in working with an Ethics Fellow? Learn more about the DFEI Collegiate Program at UCCS COB Ethics Ambassador Program.