The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) has launched ethics guidelines for incident response and security teams. The group, consisting of Internet emergency response teams from 539 organizations worldwide, seeks to provide cybersecurity professionals with guidance on how to behave ethically during incidents.
On the website for ethicsfIRST, there are 12 ethical duties listed and explained. They include duties of trustworthiness, confidentiality, transparency, team health, and evidence-based reasoning. According to the announcement for ethicsfIRST, the guidelines are intended to "empower security teams to handle difficult ethical situations in a confident and methodical manner."
The guidelines were launched on Oct. 21, Global Ethics Day, by FIRST.
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