WHITE HAT 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 laboratory admission.

Code of Ethics Canons:
          Act honorably, honestly, justly, responsibly, and legally.
          Provide diligent and competent service to principals.
          Protect society, the commonwealth, and the infrastructure.
          Advance and protect the profession.

The following additional guidance is given in furtherance of these goals.
Protect society, the commonwealth, and the infrastructure

          Promote and preserve public trust and confidence in information and systems.
          Promote the understanding and acceptance of prudent information security measures.
          Preserve and strengthen the integrity of the public infrastructure.
          Discourage unsafe practice.

Act honorably, honestly, justly, responsibly, and legally
          Tell the truth; make all stakeholders aware of your actions on a timely basis.
          Observe all contracts and agreements, express or implied.
          Treat all constituents fairly. In resolving conflicts, consider public safety and duties to principals, individuals, and the profession in that order.
          Give prudent advice; avoid raising unnecessary alarm of giving unwarranted comfort.
          Take care to be truthful, objective, cautious, and within your competence.
          When resolving differing laws in different jurisdictions, give preference to the laws of the jurisdiction in which you render your service.

Provide diligent and competent service to principals
          Preserve the value of their systems, applications, and information.
          Respect their trust and the privileges that they grant you.
          Avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance thereof.
          Render only those services for which you are fully competent and qualified.

Advance and protect the profession           Sponsor for professional advancement those best qualified.
          All other things equal, prefer those who are certified and who adhere to these canons.
          Avoid professional association with those whose practices or reputation might diminish the profession.
          Take care not to injure the reputation of other professionals through malice or indifference.
          Maintain your competence; keep your skills and knowledge current. Give generously of your time and knowledge in training others.

Student Agreement Form:

I agree to:
          only examine the special course accounts for privacy vulnerabilities
          report any security vulnerabilities discovered to the course instructors immediately, and not disclose them to anyone else
          maintain the confidentiality of any private information I learn through the course exercise
          actively use my course account with the understanding that its contents and actions may be discovered by others
          abide by the computing policies of Honolulu Community College and by all laws governing use of computer resources on campus

I agree to NOT:
          attempt to gain root access or any other increase in privilege on any HHC workstation
          disclose any private information that I discover as a direct or indirect result of this course exercise
          take actions that will modify or deny access to any data or service not owned by me
          attempt to perform any actions or use utilities presented in the laboratory outside the confines and structure of the labs
          utilize any security vulnerabilities beyond the target accounts in the course or beyond the duration of the course exercise
          Moreover, I consent for my course accounts and systems to be examined for security and privacy vulnerabilities by other students in the course, with the           understanding that this may result in information about me being disclosed (if applicable).

Agreement of Code of Conduct submission:
I have read and acknowledged that I have received the White Hat Code of Ethics from Hawai’i Advanced Technological Society. By signing below I agree to abide by the code and in no way shape or form will hold Hawai’i Advanced Technological Society accountable for my actions.

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