Cybersecurity, Technology, and Society

NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Organizations can gain benefits from the NIST Cybersecurity Framework such as an improvement to their cybersecurity program and risk management processes. Organizations would be able to more effectively identify their priorities and review their current policies, improve risk assessment processes, set a goal for desired outcomes, and establish a budget for resources to share with stakeholders. The NIST Cybersecurity Framework could be used to improve the existing cybersecurity program at my future workplace.

Workplace Deviance

Cyber technology has created more opportunities for workplace deviance in an increasingly digital age. Workers are able to cause harm to their workplace by exposing sensitive information from their workplace. Workers who have access to critical information regarding security systems could cause serious harm to an organization by providing information to malicious hacking groups. Cyber technology may also make it more difficult to hold the employee responsible for damages due to the anonymity that the technology provides.

Short-Arm of Predictive Knowledge

We should approach the development of cyber-policy and infrastructure carefully given the “short arm” of predictive knowledge. Jones discusses how the importance modern technology has decisively changed how policy must be developed from the former ethical framework where no one was held responsible for unintended later effects of well-intentioned acts. Cyber-policy and infrastructure should be developed to minimize and prevent unintended harm through well-intentioned, but vulnerable systems due to the severe consequences associated with cyber attacks on an international-scale.