Essay on Lp3 Assignment Chapter 3 Review

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1. What is the difference between law and ethics?
In general, people elect to trade some aspects of personal freedom for social order. As Jean- Jacques Rousseau explains in The Social Contract, or Principles of Political Right, the rules the members of a society create to balance the individual rights to self-determination against the needs of the society as a whole are called laws. Laws are rules that mandate or prohibit certain behavior; they are drawn from ethics, which define socially acceptable behaviors. The key difference between laws and ethics is that laws carry the authority of a governing body, and ethics do not. Ethics in turn are based on cultural mores: the fixed moral attitudes or customs of a particular group. Some ethical
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The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (CFA Act) is the cornerstone of many computer-related federal laws and enforcement efforts. It was amended in October 1996 by the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996, which modified several sections of the previous act and increased the penalties for selected crimes. The punishment for offenses prosecuted under this statute varies from fines to imprisonment up to 20 years, or both. The severity of the penalty depends on the value of the information obtained and whether the offense is judged to have been committed: 1. for purposes of commercial advantage. 2. for private financial gain. 3. in furtherance of a criminal act.
Whitman, Michael E., and Herbert J. Mattford. "The Need For Security." Principals Of Information Security, 4th Edition. CourseSmart/Cengage Learning, 2014. Web. 22 Mar. 2015. Chapter 3 Pages 96 & 98
5. Which law was specifically created to deal with encryption policy in the United States?
Security and Freedom through Encryption Act of 1997 (SAFE)
Whitman, Michael E., and Herbert J. Mattford. "The Need For Security." Principals Of Information Security, 4th Edition. CourseSmart/Cengage Learning, 2014. Web. 22 Mar. 2015. Chapter 3 Page 96
6. What is privacy in an information security context?
Privacy has become one of the hottest topics in information security at the beginning of the
21st century. Many organizations are collecting, swapping, and selling personal information

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