Cybersecurity, Ethics and Collective Responsibility

Cybersecurity, Ethics and Collective Responsibility

The New St Cross Special Ethics Seminars are jointly arranged by the Oxford Uehiro Centre and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities.  The talks are open to the public, and all are welcome (registration required, please see links below)


Cybersecurity, Ethics and Collective Responsibility


This talk introduces a new book by Seumas Miller and Terry Bossomaier: Cybersecurity, Ethics and Collective Responsibility (Oxford University Press, 2024).

The advent of the Internet, exponential growth in computing power, and rapid developments in artificial intelligence have raised numerous cybersecurity-related ethical questions in various domains. The dual use character of cybertechnology-that it can be used to provide great benefits to humankind but can also do great harm-means that business (data security, data ownership and privacy), public communication (disinformation and computational propaganda), health (privacy, ransomware attacks), law enforcement (data security, predictive policing) and interstate conflict (cyberwar, autonomous weapons) are of vital interest to cybersecurity ethics. A central theoretical and practical problem addressed in this book and in this talk is that of our collective responsibility for the collective good of cybersecurity.

Hard copies may be available to purchase on the day – please discuss with the speaker if you are interested.


Professor Seumas Miller (Distinguished Research Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics; Professor in Philosophy, Charles Sturt University)


Please register to attend either in-person (Bookwhen) or to join the webinar (Zoom). Links below.

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Zoom registration Register in advance for the Zoom webinar here

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In-person venue:

Lecture Theatre, St Cross College, 61 St Giles’, Oxford.!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d2469.7074564871887!2d-1.2626555229814942!3d51.756672792462204!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x4876c6a66cc0c1c3%3A0xe9e4791c16909041!2sSt%20Cross%20College!5e0!3m2!1sen!2suk!4v1700565605263!5m2!1sen!2suk