THE NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY COMMUNITY
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct consists of standards and guidelines that outline the norms and proper practices of the National Cybersecurity Community (“the Community”) members.
Members are expected to agree to and comply with the Code of Conduct detailed below before completing the registration process to become members of the Community.
CODE OF CONDUCT
What Community members should follow
- Members of the Community will act in such a way that sets an example of responsible behaviour. Abusing the Community’s official communication channels in any way or form will not be tolerated.
- Members of the Community shall only send messages and engage in communication through the Community’s official channels in a responsible manner. No messages with derogatory or inflammatory remarks about an individual or group’s race, religion, national origin, physical attributes, or sexual and political preferences will be tolerated.
- Equal opportunities are provided and respect must be given to all participants, speakers, organisers, and facilitators – irrespective of sex, gender identity or gender expression, pregnancy & maternity, marital & civil partnership status, race, ethnic group, neurodiversity, disability, age, nationality, national origin, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion or belief.
- There will be no place for harassment, or other behaviour that makes others feel uncomfortable. This includes, but is not limited to: intimidation, harassment, assault, unfair discrimination, derogatory or demeaning conduct, reinforcement of social stereotypes, sexual images in public spaces, including online platforms, deliberate intimidation/stalking, unwanted photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks, unwanted physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, or encouraging any of this behaviour.
- Members of the Community receiving or holding information, regardless of the subject matter, issued through the Community official communication channels will handle this information responsibly and protect it against inadvertent disclosure to unauthorised parties. Data should only be disclosed on a need-to-know basis and privacy must be maintained. Members must comply with applicable governmental laws, rules, and regulation, and promptly report any transaction that could be expected to give rise to a violation of this Code or a conflict of interest.
- Members of the Community are required to comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations whenever and wherever they are acting on behalf of Community, or participating in Community activities, including but not limited to the following:
- Rejecting bribery in any form for the manipulation of decisions taken within the Community.
- Avoiding real or perceived conflicts of interest whenever possible and disclosing them to affected parties when they do exist.
- Protecting confidential information belonging to the Community and personal information belonging to Community members, employees, and other persons.
- Not agreeing with competing persons to fix prices or reduce price competition through allocation of customers or markets, manipulate bids in any competitive bidding process, or engage in other acts that result in restraining trade.
- Not misusing or infringing the intellectual property of others.
- It is expected that all Community members reject inappropriate pressure from industry or others and avoid relationships that impair — or may appear to impair — the Community’s objectivity and independence. Furthermore, members must not intentionally injure or impugn the professional reputation or practice of colleagues, clients, or employers.