The (ISC)2 Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics Preamble:

Safety of the commonwealth, duty to our principals, and to each other requires that we adhere, and be seen to adhere, to the highest ethical standards of behavior. Therefore, strict adherence to this Code is a condition of certification.

Code of Ethics Canons:

  • Protect society, the commonwealth, and the infrastructure.
  • Act honorably, honestly, justly, responsibly, and legally.
  • Provide diligent and competent service to principals.
  • Advance and protect the profession.

    The following additional guidance is given regarding pursuit of these goals.

    Objectives for Guidance

    In arriving at the following guidance, the committee is mindful of its responsibility to:

  • Give guidance for resolving good versus good and bad versus bad dilemmas.
  • To encourage right behavior such as:
  • To discourage such behavior as:

    These objectives are provided for information only; the professional is not required or expected to agree with them.