Cyber Ethics

About this course

The cyberspace permeates all dimensions of our contemporary life. It influences the way we travel, the way we remain in connection with others, communicate and harvest information, and ultimately how we organise our business and private lives. Who are we as humans amidst the cyberspace?

This online course addresses the salient ethical questions in relation to security, technologies and artificial intelligence, freedom and responsible citizenship, economics and bullying and protection of the vulnerable, religion, governance and democratic participation. The units include reading and study material of high actuality. Participants will benefit of full and free access to the online library with a plethora of publications in several collection areas of applied ethics. The course is based on the publication: 'Cyber Ethics 4.0: Serving Humanity with Values' written by Christoph Stückelberger and Pavan Duggal, and willl be accompanied by two high profiled and experienced course instructors.

  • Recognize the main ethical aspects in cyber environment
  • Apply ethics, core values to all decisions that are made within cyber space
  • Analyze cyber space management approaches and models from the ethical perspective
  • Create new principles of behavior in cyber space that meet global ethical principles and rules

Unit 1 Cyberspace and the fourth industrial revolution (4.0). Definitions, dimensions
Unit 2 Cyber Ethics definition of ethics, specificities and dimensions of cyber ethics, values and virtues. Ethics for IT Workers and IT Users.
Unit 3 Cyber Technologies and Ethics I: AI - Artificial Intelligence
Unit 4 Cyber Technologies and Ethics II: Fintech, Blockchain
Unit 5 Cyber Media: freedom, dignity, citizens responsibility, net neutrality
Unit 6 Cyber Economy and Ethics: driving economic powers
Unit 7 Cyber Security I: Cyber Crime and Ethics
Unit 8 Cyber Security II: Secret Services and Ethics
Unit 9 Cyber Peace: Autonomous weapons and ethics
Unit 10 Cyber Protection of the vulnerable: Health, Bullying, Children
Unit 11 Cyber Religion: Datasm as Religion
Unit 12 Cyber Law and Governance and Ethics: Voluntary values and legally binding norms. International conventions
Unit 13 Conclusions Cyber Ethics: 10 core values and virtues for Cyber Ethics
Final Assignment


Arend van Campen

Manager at TankTerminalTraining - Cybernetician Researcher at and Ieder1samen.n



Gilles Bach

Trilingual Consultant in the Data, AI, IoT space - Digital & Core Transformation - Innovation


Participants whose first language is not English are recommended to have a minimum English language-proficiency of B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The self-assessment grid under this link provides potential participants with an overview in case of unfamiliarity with this framework.

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Duration8 weeks
Starting date18 October 2021
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Workload40 hours (8 online modules)
Subjects Artificial Intelligence, business, research
Language English
Study Method Distance learning

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