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BCC 400 Information Security Ethical Scenario Discussion

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Read the Information Security Ethical Scenarios.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that answers the following questions as they apply to each scenario:

  • How do you think ethics could be compromised in this situation?
  • What positive and negative consequences could result from this situation?

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Information Security Ethical Scenarios
BCC/400 Version 4
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Information Security Ethical Scenarios
Read the following 3 scenarios then complete the table.
Scenario 1
You are the owner of Cool Joe’s A/C and Heating that services a large metropolitan area. The business
has a fleet of 15 service vehicles that cover the 100-square-mile service area. You have purchased
smartphone technology that incorporates GPS technology to improve employees’ ability to locate
customer’s addresses at a great cost to your business. With the purchase of a special GPS tracking
application you can install on your company’s information system, the smartphones will also give you the
ability to track your employees’ exact locations within the service area. Is this an ethical use of the
information technology used by your business, or is it a violation of your employees’ privacy?
Scenario 2
You are a security professional in an organization that uses a security information system to verify if
individuals have any felonies or warrants. The system can verify this information by entering an
individual’s social security number or driver’s license number. A close friend of yours, who does not have
access to the security information system, comes to your office and asks you to do her a favor. She has
the driver’s license number of an individual who she claims just moved into her neighborhood, and she
wants to check his background. What are your ethical responsibilities in this situation? What actions
should be taken? What if this individual had moved into your neighborhood?
Scenario 3
You are the owner of a high-class restaurant in New York City. You have recently purchased a new
customer relationship management information system that can help you manage your customers’
reservations. The system gives you the ability to not only track how often customers visit your restaurant,
but what they order, the size of their bills, what kind of tips they leave your employees, if they are difficult
customers, and where they like to sit in the restaurant. Is tracking this kind of information an invasion of
your customers’ privacy? If you do collect this type of information, what are your ethical responsibilities to
protect the information? Would it be ethical for you to sell this information to other businesses in your
area?
Coomplete the matrix below. Each response should be a minimum of 150 words.
Column heading
Do you feel ethics were
compromised in this situation?
Provide reasons
What positive and negative
consequences could result
from this situation?
Scenario 1
Scenario 2
Scenario 3
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