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(ISC)² Events Code of Conduct

All information security professionals who are certified by (ISC)² recognize that such certification is a privilege that must be both earned and maintained. In support of this principle, all (ISC)² members are required to commit to fully support this Code of Ethics (the "Code").

The (ISC)² Events Code of Conduct is one of several ways we put (ISC)² values into practice. We recognize that all we do in connection with our work is and will be measured against the highest possible standards of ethical business conduct. Our dedication to the highest standards helps us hire the best people and provide best in class products and professional development to our members.

(ISC)² is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all participants, members and (ISC)² staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, (ISC)² staff, service providers, and others are expected to abide by this (ISC)² Events Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct applies to all (ISC)² events, and events s held in conjunction with (ISC)² events, in public or private facilities. This Code of Conduct may be revised by (ISC)² at any time and the terms are non-negotiable. Your registration for or attendance at any (ISC)² event indicates your agreement to abide by this policy and its terms.

Expected Behavior

  • All participants, attendees, (ISC)² staff, and vendors are treated with respect and consideration, valuing a diversity of views and opinions.
  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
  • Communicate openly with respect for others, critiquing ideas rather than individuals.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert (ISC)² staff if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
  • Respect the rules and policies of the meeting venue, hotels, (ISC)² contracted facility, or any other venue.
  • Wear your badge at all times while at the event or event venues.

Inappropriate Behavior

  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form will not be tolerated.
  • Physical or verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, (ISC)² staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
  • Inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides)
  • Any boisterous, lewd or offensive behavior or language, including but not limited to sexually explicit or offensive language or conduct, profanity, obscene gestures, or racial, religious or ethnic slurs.
  • Wearing clothing that is not suitable for a professional work environment, that is provocative, inappropriate or otherwise potentially offensive.
  • Possession of a weapon or any item that can be used as a weapon, which may be used to threaten or cause injury to others if used in a certain manner.
  • Any destruction or vandalizing of personal property or event site or materials.
  • Possessing any illegal substance.
  • Assembling for the purpose of, or resulting in, disturbing the peace, or committing any unlawful act or engaging in any offensive behavior.
  • Any other illegal activity not already covered above.
  • Failing to obey any of the rules or regulations of the event venues or instructions of (ISC)² staff.
  • Sharing your event badge with other individuals
  • Examples of inappropriate behavior include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, harassing photography or recordings, offensive email , voicemail messages or social media postings, or deliberate threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, (ISC)² staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.

Consequences

  • Anyone requested to stop inappropriate behavior is expected to comply immediately.
  • (ISC)² staff (or their designee) or security may take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund.
  • (ISC)² reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting.
  • Other consequences as set forth in the Code of Ethics (the "Code"), as applicable.

Reporting Inappropriate Behavior. Remember if you See Something, Say Something 

North America

  • If you experience or witness a threat to public safety or life safety emergency, please contact your local authorities, in North America dial 911, immediately.
  • If you have a complaint or concern about harassment, discrimination, bullying or any other conduct that violates this policy, we encourage you to immediately notify an (ISC)²  staff member or (ISC)² volunteer in a leadership position. (ISC)² staff who are wearing “Safe (ISC)²” buttons are trained to assist you if you need to report a harassment or other safety/security issue.
  • After hours, if you see something suspicious or would like to report a security issue, remember if you See Something, Say Something by calling local authorities, or contacting (ISC)² at +1.866.331.ISC2(4722) or by email at events@isc2.org

EMEA

  • If you experience or witness a threat to public safety or life safety emergency, please contact your local authorities, in the UK dial 999, immediately.
  • If you have a complaint or concern about harassment, discrimination, bullying or any other conduct that violates this policy, we encourage you to immediately notify an (ISC)² staff member or (ISC)² volunteer in a leadership position. (ISC)² staff who are wearing “Safe (ISC)²” buttons are trained to assist you if you need to report a harassment or other safety/security issue.
  • After hours, if you see something suspicious or would like to report a security issue, remember if you See Something, Say Something by calling local authorities, or contacting (ISC)² at +44 (0)203 960 7800 or by email at membersupportemea@isc2.org.


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