Journal of International Technology and Information Management

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Programs teaching ethical hacking are growing steadily. The argument for teaching ethical hacking focuses on the need to better understand attacks and attackers. However, some believe that teaching offensive hacking skills increases risk to society by drawing students toward criminal acts. The proponents of teaching ethical hacking argue that ethics training permeates related curriculum providing students with ample preparation to understand the risks and choose healthy behaviors. This paper examines mechanisms beyond classroom-based curriculum to minimize the risk of students committing criminal acts with the skills acquired in an ethical hacking course.