Conducting Cybersecurity Research Legally and Ethically

  title={Conducting Cybersecurity Research Legally and Ethically},
  author={Aaron J. Burstein},
The primary legal obstacles to conducting cybersecurity are not outright prohibitions but rather the difficulty of determining which of a large set of complex statutes might regulate a given research project. Privacy, computer abuse, tort, and contract law are all potentially applicable. Moreover, even when the law permits a research activity, researchers may wonder whether it is ethically permissible. This paper seeks to clarify these issues by explaining the areas of law that are most… CONTINUE READING

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