Engineers should normally respect the confidentiality of their employers or clients irrespective of whether or not a formal confidentiality agreement has been signed.
They should be aware of local laws governing the use of intellectual property such as patents, copyright, etc.
As per an IBM report, "31%of the project get cancelled before they are completed, 53% overrun their cost estimates by an average of 189% and for every 100 projects, there are 94 restarts".What is the reason for these statistics ?
Software engineers shall act in a manner that is in the best interests of their client and employer consistent with the public interest and shall
ensure that their products and related modifications meet the highest professional standards possible.Thus options a & c are ruled out.