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Re: Student expelled from Montreal college after finding vulnerability that compromised security of 250, 000
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:22:28 -0500

On Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:59:53 +0100, Stefan Weimar said:

1) The kid, as part of his major, signed an ethics document.

A better solution would have been to not do the steps 1 and 2 but make
an NDA ("Ok, we know and you know but that's enough by now.") instead.
I mean, some kind of responsible disclosure.

By proposing this "ethics document" it was the college being
unprofessional and not the kid.

I think you misunderstand - the ethics document was signed *when he
applied as a student".  If you think that's "unprofessional", you
might want to consider that doctors, lawyers, and other professions
have ethics standards as well.  As does anybody who has a CISSP:


I'd say anybody who persisted in doing something after they promised
not to would be running afoul of the "necessary public trust and confidence"
clause of the CISSP code of ethics?

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