Future Threats

UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2009-4

17th Virus Bulletin International Conference, 2007

7 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2009 Last revised: 18 Dec 2011

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John Aycock

University of Calgary

Alana Maurushat

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - UNSW Law & Justice

Date Written: March 14, 2009

Abstract

'Aren't you just giving the virus writers ideas?'

Research into future security threats is not always taken kindly by all members of the anti-virus community. Understanding the bounds of security research is important, however, with the increasing emphasis on proactive rather than reactive defences. We begin to examine how far ecurity research can go in terms of looking at future threats, particularly the publication of future threats. Our analysis addresses cultural, ethical and legal issues. We hope to provoke a meaningful discussion on future threat research within the anti-virus community.

Keywords: computer law

Suggested Citation

Aycock, John and Maurushat, Alana, Future Threats (March 14, 2009). UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2009-4, 17th Virus Bulletin International Conference, 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1412008 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1412008

John Aycock

University of Calgary ( email )

Alberta T2N 1N4
Canada

Alana Maurushat (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - UNSW Law & Justice ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

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