Screening IA Students for Criminal Backgrounds

Author:
Jeffrey A. Livermore
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Date:
01 July 2011
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Colleges and universities that teach Information Assurance (IA) skills are beginning to address the ethical issues associated with this academic discipline. There is a potential that IA skills might be misused to commit criminal or terrorist acts. Schools are beginning to consider the financial and ethical liabilities of their students misusing the technical, business, and legal skills that they learned at that school. One dilemma facing educators is whether a student with a criminal background will revert to criminal behavior and use their newly acquired IA skills for illegitimate purposes. Having criminals with the same knowledge and skills as the professionals investigating their illicit activities will seriously complicate solving these crimes.

Screening IA Students for Criminal Backgrounds