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Caute_cautim
Community Champion

Is there such a thing as responsible Lawful Offense?

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Is there such an acceptable for taking responsibility for lawful offense, given the current cybersecurity landscape and potential issues which have been going on for years, silently in the background?

 

Do we need to have a set of ethics as to what is acceptable vs non acceptance?

 

What are your thoughts?

 

https://www.lawfareblog.com/responsible-cyber-offense

 

Regards

 

Caute_Cautim

 

Caute_Cautim

11 Replies
meltone
Viewer II

No, only law enforcement or nation states are equipped to handle the potential issues with taking offensive actions. We need better tools to engage the proper authorities to take action.
wimremes
Contributor I

I can only point to the ISC2 Code of Ethics, in which Canon II says the following:

 

"Act honorably, honestly, justly, responsibly, and legally."

 

The order of the words here matters greatly and was carefully considered when drafting the CoE. To be ethical, an action by a professional does not need to be legal. If the professional has considered whether the act is honorable, honest, just, and/or responsible, it can be perfectly ethical while being completely illegal. 

 

I do not think that we need more than Canon II to cover the debated scenarios. I also seriously doubt that this will become an issue outside of government business any time soon. I don't see the US government handing out the digital equivalent of letters of marque any time soon.