It is crucial that Information Technology professions are cognizant of the vital and sensitive role they play in the constantly changing arena that is the technological world. IT professionals must appropriately face daily challenges including: maintaining proper ethical conduct, understanding legal issues, enforcing IT related policies as well as ensure data integrity and security.
Ethics is the code of moral principles that governs an individual's or a group's behavior. In the digital realm it is not a new concept, but the pressures surrounding a need of acceptable compliance has grown as the tech industry expands and evolves. This continued evolution of IT specialists whom have greater access to sensitive systems and information mandates a heightened awareness of ethical responsibilities. Actions must be appropriate to ensure a learned trust is bestowed on the diverse group of IT professionals. The following ethical expectations are recommended for all IT professionals and should be at the forefront of a student's journey at WGU in the College of Information Technology: