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Nov 20, 2013 (4 years and 7 months ago)


5th WATCH:

So what if I take over a

do my research?

An examination of the current state of Ethics in
Information and Communications Technology Research

Douglas Maughan

Department of Homeland Security

THURSDAY Oct. 6, Noon, Room











continuing Nov. 11 with Stefan Savage

and the first Thursday of each month thereafter

Stafford I

Public Invited

Questions/comments about WATCH? Contact Keith Marzullo




As computers and networks are increasingly intertwined in our lives, security and
network research present issues both similar to and distinct from those faced by
social and biomedical research in terms of respecting persons, maximizing potential
benefits while minimizing harm, and equitably apportioning benefits and burdens
across research subjects and the larger society. For those issues that are distinctively
different from conventional research there is a need for ethical guidance in
identifying unique issues, designing experiments, applying protocols, and assessing
the acceptability of research in accordance with ethics principles.

This presentation will discuss a multi
year effort by network and security research
stakeholders to provide a guiding framework, based on the principles set forth in the
1979 Belmont Report, a seminal guide for ethical research in the biomedical and
behavioral sciences. This guiding new framework is known as The Menlo Report
Several case studies will be presented and discussed with the audience..


Dr. Douglas Maughan is the Division Director of the Cyber Security Division within the Homeland
Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) within the Science and Technology (S&T)
Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Dr. Maughan is directing the Cyber
Security Research and Development activities at DHS S&T. His research interests and related programs
are in all areas of networking and information assurance. Dr. Maughan has been responsible for
helping bring to market over 20 commercial and open
source information security products during the
past 8 years while at DHS.

Earlier, Dr. Maughan was a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Virginia., and before that Dr. Maughan worked for the
National Security Agency (NSA) as a senior computer scientist and led several research teams
performing network security research.

Dr. Maughan received Bachelor’s Degrees in Computer Science and Applied Statistics from Utah State
University, a Masters degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD in
Computer Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

About the WATCH series:

Transforming today’s trusted but untrustworthy

into one that can meet society’s growing demands requires both
technical advances and improved understanding of how people and
organizations of many backgrounds perceive, decide to adopt, and
actually use technology. WATCH aims to provide thought
talks by innovative thinkers with ideas that illuminate these challenges
and provide signposts toward solutions. The series is jointly organized
by NSF’s Computer Science and Engineering (CISE) and Social,
Behavioral, and Economic (SBE) Directorates and the Office of

(OCI), and sponsored by the CISE Trustworthy
Computing Program. Talks will be recorded and made available over
the Internet.