Disclosure of Security Vulnerabilities

Legal and Ethical Issues

  • Alana Maurushat

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Cybersecurity book series (BRIEFSCYBER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 71-121

About this book


Much debate has been given as to whether computer security is improved through the full disclosure of security vulnerabilities versus keeping the problems private and unspoken.  Although there is still tension between those who feel strongly about the subject, a middle ground of responsible disclosure seems to have emerged.  Unfortunately, just as we’ve moved into an era with more responsible disclosure, it would seem that a market has emerged for security vulnerabilities and zero day exploits. Disclosure of Security Vulnerabilities: Legal and Ethical Issues considers both the ethical and legal issues involved with the disclosure of vulnerabilities and explores the ways in which law might respond to these challenges.


Bugs Computer Offences Computer Security Cybercrime Disclosure Full Disclosure Hacking Information Security Information Technology Law Law Open Security Responsible Disclosure Security Security Research Security Through Obscurity Vulnerabilities

Authors and affiliations

  • Alana Maurushat
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of LawThe University of New South WalesKensington, SydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-5003-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-5004-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-973X
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-9748
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