Deontology: Ethical Dilemmas of Weaponizing Commercial Cyber Technologies
NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NEWPORT RI NEWPORT United States
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Cyber commercial-off-the-shelf COTS technologies are affordable and have the potential to be used as an offensive weapon. It is only a matter of time before belligerent governments begin to weaponize these COTS technologies to meet political objectives. When a cyber-attack using COTS happens and there are collateral damages that negatively impact the innocent cyber technology company, who should be held accountable There are laws, social norms, ethics, and expert recommendations that help guide a governments responsibility should there be collateral damage. While many ethical foundations should drive the governments response to collateral damage, deontology, or ethics of duty, should play the strongest role within western democratic nations in establishing the belligerents responsibility to pay reparations for any collateral damages to the cyber company.
- Sociology and Law
- Computer Systems