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This paper discusses the issues of implied trust in ethical hacking. Ethical hackers are considered to be professionals and experts in their field. It is well documented that there is an implied trust towards professionals who are entrusted to undertake a task. Like many similar professions, such as ICT and computer forensics, there is no uniform or mandated code of ethics that an ethical hacker must adhere to. Given the nature of hacking and the potential for misuse and access to sensitive and confidential information, the need to ensure professionalism is maintained through ensuring competence and ethical behaviour is critical.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th Australasian Conference on information systems (ACIS 2017)
PublisherAustralasian Conference on Information Systems
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems : ACIS 2017 - Wrest Point Hotel Casino, Hobart, Australia
Duration: 03 Dec 201706 Dec 2017
https://www.acis2017.org/ (Conference website)
https://aisel.aisnet.org/acis2017/ (Conference proceedings)


Conference28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
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