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Unformatted text preview: es the Internet as Figure 10-3 ch10.indd 908 Agencies responsible for maintaining order for the components of the Internet 12/4/2009 11:39:14 AM All-in-1 / CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, 5th Ed. / Harris / 160217-8 Chapter 10: Legal, Regulations, Compliance, and Investigations 909
a great gift and works hard to protect it for all who depend upon it. The IAB sees the use
of the Internet as a privilege, which should be treated as such and used with respect.
The IAB considers the following acts as unethical and unacceptable behavior:
• Purposely seeking to gain unauthorized access to Internet resources
• Disrupting the intended use of the Internet
• Wasting resources (people, capacity, and computers) through purposeful actions
• Destroying the integrity of computer-based information
• Compromising the privacy of others
• Conducting Internet-wide experiments in a negligent manner
The IAB vows to work with federal agencies to take whatever actions are necessary to
protect the Internet. This could be through new technologies, methods, or procedures
that are intended to make the Internet more resistant to disruption. A balance exists between enhancing protection and reducing functionality. One of the Internet’s main purposes is to enable information to flow freely and not be prohibited; thus, the IAB must be
logical and flexible in its approaches, and in the restrictions it attempts to implement.
The Internet is everyone’s tool, so everyone should work together to protect it.
NOTE RFC 1087 is called “Ethics and the Internet.” This RFC outlines the
concepts pertaining to what the IAB considers unethical and unacceptable
behavior. Corporate Ethics Programs
More regulations are requiring organizations to have an ethical statement and potentially an ethical program in place. This has been brought on by a lot of slimy things that
have taken place in the past that were known about and encouraged by executive management, even if they don’t admit it. The ethical program is to serve as the “tone at the
top,” which means that the executives need to not only ensure that their employees are
acting ethically, but that they t...
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