The purpose of the study is to describe the threats to human and cultural security in terms of information society from the standpoint of socio-legal and ethico-axiological methodological approaches. We discover the main riskogenic trends of e-culture and show their relation with the issue of security at individual and national levels. We revealed fundamental threats to security in terms of e-culture, including those associated with cyber-terrorism and extremism, digital wars, replacement of socio-cultural identity with virtual simulations, development of addictions and deviations related to human existence in the information space. We reviewed enactments in the field of national security in the context of cultural issues. We uncovered trends of development of IT ethics development, establishment of ethical codes and declarations within IT society on basis of the study of international institutions activity (the UN, the UNESCO, ITU). As a result of the study, we conceptualized the theoretical foundations of IT ethics as a form of cultural and personal security preservation; also, we systematized and defined international and government papers in the field of IT ethics and security and suggested guidelines for the development and improvement of the education system in the Russian Federation concerning elaboration of IT ethics and culture.
- Information society
- Information ethics and rules
- UNESCO (United nations educational, scientific, & cultural Organization)