From the Summer 2014 Issue

Finding Clarity in Blurred Boundaries: From Activism to Cyberterrorism

Dr. Eric Yocam, CRISC, CISSP
Adjunct Professor | University of Fairfax

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A meaningful boundary (or distinction) can be drawn among sometimes blurred descriptive terms including activism, hacktivism, cybervandalism and cyberterrorism.1
Are Hackers Really Ethical? 
The term hacker’s ethic describes the moral values and philosophy that are standard in the hacker community. The hacker’s ethic also represents a form of unrestricted access, freedom of information, and improvement to quality of life.2 For example, an ethical hacker is usually employed by leaders within an organization who trusts him or her to attempt to penetrate networks and/or computer systems, using the same methods as a hacker, for . . .

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