By merely setting foot upon the path for a Cyber Security certification you have elevated yourself towards a higher level of responsibility. Individuals participating in any of our Cyber Security programs or self-study courses are given access to cutting edge technologies and high level training. The responsibilities of this knowledge must not only be respected and adhered to, but your imperative duty from this point forward will be the ethical implementation of this knowledge and protection of it from malicious and illegal use. Based within this fundamental precept, all certified and uncertified individuals that participate in any type of cyber security testing should uphold a Code of Ethics.
The following suggested Code of Ethics is not meant to replace the already existing and well meaning ethical behavior and judgment of the individual. It is intended to provide guidance and a moral compass in order to give the individual a direction in which to proceed through difficult decision making processes.
Code of Ethics Preamble:
Honor ethical guiding principles, the protection and safety of society mandates that we continually strive, and be seen to strive at all times, towards the highest standards of ethical behavior.
Failure to adhere to the codes could undermine the value of the knowledge and certification, thereby corrupting and devaluing the entire process.
Certification is therefore conditional upon devotion to the code.
Code of Ethics:
• Protect the integrity of the profession and advance its knowledge.
• Protect society and its security.
• Demonstrate unwavering commitment to the principles of ethical behavior.
The following contains further clarification of the Code of Ethics for guidance:
• Act legally, with honor, responsibility, and honesty as we implement the knowledge we have gained and continue to gain.
Protect the integrity of the profession and advance its knowledge.
Protect society and its security.
Demonstrate unwavering commitment to the principles of the code.
The intent of this section, and the clarification of the Code of Ethics, is to provide further guidance to the members of the security professional community. This is so that when members are confronted with situations that present uncertainty about proper behavior they will have at least a basic code as a guide for their actions and how they should conduct themselves in an ethically sound manner.
I, the undersigned, agree to act legally, with honor, responsibility, and honesty as I implement the knowledge I have gained and continue to gain. I agree to abide by the code of ethics as described with this document.
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