Institute of Chartered IT Professionals | ICITP-SA

Computer ethics in the workplace to reduce cyber-attacks in the Public and Private sector in South Africa.

There are few businesses where employees are not required to spend at least some amount of time using the business’computer, phones, tablets, or other devices. The cost of buying and maintaining ICT equipment can be a huge cost to the business, particulary in kepping proprietary information secure. But making sure the system is safe is only one half of the equation. The other is making sure all employes use ICT to a high professional standard. Inappropriate use of computers can put the company at risk ethically, legally, and financially. The concept of computer ethic has stretches as far as the 1940s but in modern workplaces, there are exponentially more considerations in responsible computing than ever before.