Date of Award


Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science



Advisor/Committee Chair

Sanjay Goel


The purpose of this research study is to analyze the ethical ramifications of hacking education on the collegiate level in relation to cybersecurity majors and minors. Educators and university officials must take action to prevent the misuse of the information, skills, and knowledge gained from being a student in a cyber-related course. As the dependence on technology rises, it is crucial that future technology professionals are effectively trained and taught the ins and outs of the field to better protect users from becoming a victim of a cyberattack. The outcome of this study is to compile a comprehensive list of recommendations to make hacking education safer in terms of legality and ethics. The provided framework and techniques will aid universities in better navigating the hacking education that cyber students receive throughout their studies.

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