Ethics and Cybersecurity Education

This lesson discusses the importance of ethical behavior when engaging in cybersecurity activities.  It looks at Acceptable Use Policies, various case studies, and existing codes of ethics/conduct in industry today.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify aspects of cybersecurity education that could be used for malicious purposes
  • Describe why cybersecurity education must be grounded in ethical behavior
  • Give examples of ways to encourage appropriate ethical behavior
Ethics and Cybersecurity Education Lesson Plan

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* NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework KSAs Addressed
  • K0003: * Knowledge of national and international laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity.
  • K0206: Knowledge of ethical hacking principles and techniques.

* Most courseware content maps to NIST NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NCWF) Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) and/or NSA/DHS CAE Knowledge Units (KUs). For more information on KSAs and KUs, please visit: