Code of Ethics

The objective of the CyberStars competitions is to find and help forge the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. However, being a professional takes more than just being good at something or being competent in specific areas of cyber security. That is just one aspect of being a professional.

Professionals must abide to a code of conduct and cyberstars must demonstrate the understanding of and adherence to the CyberStars Code of Ethics. Non compliance with the CyberStars Code of Ethics will result in disqualification from the competition at anytime or even the revocation of assigned awards where applicable.

Preamble

A professional is a person making a vow to provide valuable services to others and to society and a profession is defined as a vocation or the making of a vow to serve. People making such a vow become members of a profession and society accepts the profession, expecting it to serve the profession’s declared social goals.

As professionals, we commit to the code of ethics and professionalism in respect of the profession and of the society we serve. The code defines the pillars sustaining the profession and our commitment to the code is our commitments to sustain the profession and the profession’s declared social goals.

The CyberStars code of Ethics and Professionalism contains four canons across the three pillars of competence, duty and integrity.

Competence

Ensure professional competence and experience

Duty

Serve society, others and the profession Protect and Advance the Profession

Integrity

Act with integrity at all times

CanonGuidance on Compliance
Act with integrity at all times
  • Disclose any interest, bias or conflicts of interest that may affect the delivery of impartial, objective and competent professional services;
  • Deliver services according to the relevant professional standards and best practice in spite of the difficulties that may be faced;
  • Deliver services consistently with the canons of the code and the agreements made with those we serve;
  • Avoid engaging in professional relationships with individuals who have demonstrated lack of interest or adherence to the canons of the code;
Protect and Advance the Profession
  • Support the profession by sharing the code, explaining the importance and meaning of competence, duty and integrity;
  • Evaluate new techniques, tools and products that may be used in the profession and share improvements and recommendations;
  • Contribute to the development and/or improvement of standards, best practice, guidelines, tools and techniques in the profession;
  • Support fellow professionals in adhering to the code and help others along the path of joining the profession and embracing the canons of the code;
  • Help preserve the public’s trust and respect in the profession
Serve society, others and the profession
  • Deliver services that will improve and bring value to society as a whole, to others (clients and individuals who seek the service) and to the profession.
  • Only accept assignments for which the your competence and experience allows to carry out a professional job.
  • Protect the information about whom we serve, in their interest and in line with their will;
  • Deliver services in line with highest standard
Ensure professional competence and experience
  • Keep up to date with relevant standards, best practice, guidelines, tools and techniques relevant to the profession;
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of legal and regulatory framework relevant to the profession;
  • Continuously seek opportunities that will enhance competence and experience.
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