The ClubCISO Code applies to current members, former members, event attendees, speakers, sponsors, partners, facilities staff, and Advisory Board members.
Everyone is personally responsible for their own statements and behaviour within our platforms. We have NO TOLERANCE for illegal activity, physical/verbal/sexual harassment or breaking of ClubCISO members’ confidence. Any person found to be harassing another person or contravening the privacy of others will be required to leave the community and may be subject to further action.
ClubCISO’s community forums, discussions and events require everyone to be treated with respect and equal opportunities irrespective of sex, gender identity or gender expression, pregnancy and maternity, marital and civil partnership status, race, ethnic group, neurodiversity, disability, age, nationality, national origin, sexuality, socioeconomic status, religion, belief or any other demographic factor.
Undertaking, encouraging or enabling any illegal activity on ClubCISO community platforms or at events will be immediately reported to appropriate authorities. Members are obliged to alert ClubCISO without delay if they become suspicious or aware of such activity.
Chatham House Rule and confidentiality
To encourage openness of discussion and to facilitate the sharing of information, all ClubCISO forums and events are – unless otherwise explicitly stated – assumed to take place under the Chatham House Rule:
When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.
It should be noted that ClubCISO is not responsible for the security of public applications such as WhatsApp. Although the Chatham House Rule applies and ClubCISO will take best endeavours to restrict the sharing of information outside the community, ClubCISO cannot be held responsible for the security of such applications.
The Chatham House Rule is an aid to free discussion of sensitive issues. It provides a way for members to openly discuss their views in private while allowing the topic and nature of the debate to be made public and thereby to contribute to a broader conversations that further the cause of good information security practice.
Members may use information that has been shared within the community for the purposes of furthering the interests of the information security profession as long as the information:
- Remains non-attributable;
- Does not include any material that could allow someone to identify or infer a member’s (or their organisation’s) security posture or to question their integrity.
The nature of ClubCISO forums and discussions can mean that highly sensitive information regarding specific organisations’ security postures, and specific individuals’ opinions on (for example) suppliers and other third parties, are shared within the community under the Chatham House Rule.
- Disclose details to any other parties.
- To share them publicly.
- To store or publish it on any other platform.
Prevention of harassment
Harassment is any behaviour that makes others feel uncomfortable. It includes, but is not limited to: intimidation, harassment, assault, unfair discrimination, derogatory or demeaning conduct, reinforcement of social stereotypes, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation/stalking, unwanted photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks, unwanted physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, or encouraging any of this behaviour.
Asking questions of a member to get clarity or debate a point is appropriate – heckling or haranguing the member is not appropriate. If you are concerned that something you wish to say may fall under the umbrella of harassment, then please do not share those words aloud. Harassment is in the perception of the person being harassed. If someone asks you to stop – stop.
We expect everyone to remain professional and respectful to others at all times, and to be aware of the impact their behaviour can have on others.
- Respect the community, and any platform, venue, staff or equipment you may be allowed to use.
- Be courteous and well-mannered when speaking to someone or engaging with them.
- Treat people the same way you would like to be treated.
- Respect others’ personal space and body – when someone says no it is no, not maybe.
Unacceptable behaviour is offensive in nature – it may disturb or upset an individual or make them feel threatened. It can include:
- Derogatory, inflammatory or discriminatory language, comments or conduct.
- Engineered episodes of intimidation, aggressive actions or repeated gestures.
- Repetitive heckling and disruption of talks.
- Inappropriate or sexualised clothing; using sexual images or sex toys in public spaces.
- Inappropriate photography or recordings.
- Stalking or following.
- Persistent and unwanted sexual advances.
- Bullying behaviour.
- Unwanted physical contact.
- Encouraging any of the above behaviours.