Ethics and Technology

The purpose of this essay is to bring awareness to a topic that I believe is grossly being ignored within the technology communities – ethics. Yep, ethics. The word most people roll their eyes at. I believe that if we are to be good stewards to our profession – whether that is as an IT auditor, a database architect, a cybersecurity professional, etc. – we need to be mindful of the ethical implications of the technologies we are currently interfacing with or will interface with in the future. The purpose of this essay is to get you thinking of the interface between ethics and technology. At the very least, I hope you leave this class with greater awareness of this interface. This is a very open and vague essay. Choose a technology topic that is of interest to you. Make a compelling argument for the ethical implementation of that technology, the pros/cons of ethical controls around the technology, or even why ethics isn’t an issue as it relates to your topic.