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Cybersecurity as an ethical obligation

An ethical obligation is a standard that defines a moral course of action. Many professions are subject to comprehensive sets of ethical obligations which, if violated, may lead to sanctions. For example, the Code of Medical Ethics adopted by the American Medical Association sets forth the values to which every physician commits himself/herself as a member of the medical profession. The State Bar of California has issued advisory opinions regarding the ethicality of hypothetical attorney conduct. The advisory opinions cover ethicality of attorney blogging,...
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US Regions Most Vulnerable to a Cyber Attack

In December 2016, the Identity Theft Resource Center published a report indicating the top 10 cyber-risk vulnerable U.S. regions. The ten regions (ordered from high to low level of vulnerability) are as follows: (i) Washington, D.C.; (ii) California; (iii) Florida; (iv) Massachusetts; (v) Nevada; (vi) Illinois; (vii) Texas; (viii) Michigan; (ix) Missouri; and (x) Connecticut. In the following sections, we examine the possible reasons for the inclusion of each of these ten regions in the rank list. In the end, we provide concluding remarks. The...
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Malware-as-a-service

In May 2017, a new form of ransomware called WannaCry affected more than 230,000 personal and business computers in over 150 countries. The ransomware affected organizations, such as Deutsche Bahn AG (a German railway company), NHS Scotland (the publicly funded healthcare system in Scotland), National Health Service of England, Saudi Telecom Company, and FedEx (an international courier delivery services company). The ransomware attack is now estimated to be one of the largest global security incidents in the history of the Web. The full article is...
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PhD Defence

Daniel will defend his PhD dissertation on 27th of June 2017. The dissertation aims to examine whether Crowdsourced Online Dispute Resolution (CODR) can fairly resolve disputes. First, it provides a framework of CODR, analyses the differences between CODR and other dispute resolution schemes, and constructs an interpretation of procedural fairness that merges objective and subjective procedural fairness. Second, the dissertation investigates whether the current CODR procedures are fair and proposes a model of a CODR procedure that complies with the interpretation of procedural fairness. For...
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Security Concerns of Flying Motorcycles

Flying motorcycles resembling the flying machines from Star Wars are about to be placed on the market. A number of developers are working on designing large-scale aerial platforms that can lift and carry humans and heavy packages. Simpler than helicopters and convenient as motorbikes, flying motorcycles may expand the range of transportation means in the future. However, since such machines are equipped with a number of sophisticated sensors and advanced operating software, they can be susceptible to cyber threats. The full article is available Read more 0