Ethics and Morality in IT Assurance

When: 11th Dec 2018, 18:00 - 11th Dec 2018, 21:00
Where: BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Town/City: London
Organiser: BCS IRMA (Information Risk Management and Assurance) Group
Price: Free to attend for BCS, ISACA or IIA Members and invited guests
Further Information: Further Information

Speaker: Dr John Mitchell PhD, MBA, CEng, CITP, FBCS, CISA, CGEIT, CFIIA, CIA, QiCA, CFE

Details:

The assurance provider daily faces ethical and moral dilemmas which are embedded in the job but not covered by the job description.

This session will explore the challenges of applying the concepts of right and wrong to various aspects of information technology. From Edward Snowden to the VW diesel-gate scandal. From programming cruise missile guidance systems to autonomous battlefield robots. Is using IT to kill people wrong? Perhaps not, if you are in the military and are programming fighting machines.

What are the ethical and moral considerations when programming the avoidance sub-routine for an autonomous vehicle? Where are the ethical and moral red lines in the use of IT? What should you do if management ignores your findings?

The Institute’s strapline is ‘making IT good for society’, but do we have a clear idea as to what ‘good’ actually is?

About the speaker:

John was awarded the 2017 John Ivinson medal for services to the Institute. He is a previous member of Council and the Risk, Audit and Finance Committee. He is currently Treasurer of the Information Risk Management and Assurance (IRMA) specialist group. His doctorate in risk analysis techniques was awarded by City University, London, England. His MBA in financial control was awarded, with distinction, by Middlesex University, England.

He is an international authority on corporate governance, risk management, the impact of regulatory and compliance issues on the delivery of corporate services and cyber-crime and holds ISACA’s prestigious John Kuyers’ award for best conference contributor.

He has over 35 years' practical assurance experience and an international reputation for advising organisations on their governance strategies and associated methodologies. This is coupled with a strong academic background, which includes research, extensive publications and teaching at the post-graduate level.

John has been an expert adviser in a number of UK commercial and criminal cases and has been featured in a major British computing publication as the ‘IT Detective’.

CPD Credits: This event counts for two hours towards your CPD. More information available at www.bcs.org/cpd.

Event Recording: Whenever possible events will be recorded and loaded onto the BCS web site and the BCS Panopto channel (https://bcs.cloud.panopto.eu) for subsequent viewing by IRMA members and the general public, in order to meet the Institute’s Royal Charter commitments.

Special Dietary Requirements: We make every effort to honour these. To ensure your needs are met, please book over a week in advance. Requirements can be specified on the booking form.

Feedback: Attendees will receive an e-mail following the event inviting their feedback.

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