Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) - Code of Ethics
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) is an information security certification entity that specialises in technical and practical certification as well as new research in the form of its GIAC Gold program. SANS Institute founded the certification entity in 1999 and the term GIAC is trademarked by The Escal Institute of Advanced Technologies.
As of January 30, 2011, GIAC claims to have granted 34,772 certifications worldwide.
GIAC Code of Ethics History
GIAC Code of Ethics was developed through the consensus of the GIAC Advisory Board members and GIAC management. The initial draft of the document was created by the Advisory Board members James O'Brien, Bill Royds, and Alan Moe, who also coordinated the review process. GIAC is committed to upholding these standards and fostering them within the information security community.
Striving to maintain the highest ethical standards, the GIAC Advisory Board formed The GIAC Ethics Council in October 2005. The Council, with an international composition, is elected from the GIAC Advisory board and acts as an independent committee of the board regarding ethical matters that may arise in matters of GIAC certification, use of the GIAC credentials and ethical conduct of GIAC certification holders.
The GIAC Ethics Council has the responsibility of formally reviewing any charges and evidence of ethics violations.
All GIAC-certified individuals agree to uphold and be bound by the following Code of Ethics.