All students of the Computer Forensics
Core Competencies course
and those testing for the CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst
must agree to and abide by this Code of Ethics and
1. I will observe and
honor any other code of ethics or conduct for the
organizations I am a member of or employed by.
2. I will respect the
confidential nature of any information, methodologies,
or techniques that I become aware of in relation to
computer forensics/forensic computing.
3. I will strive to
keep my technical skills current.
4. I will be honest
and forthright in my dealings with others.
5. I will not reveal
facts, data or information without the prior consent
of my client or employer except as authorized or required
6. I will not accept
compensation for my services based on contingency.
7. I will not permit
the use of my name by, or associate in business ventures
with, any person or firm that I believe to be engaged
in fraudulent or dishonest practices.
8. I will perform services
only in areas I am competent in. I will rely upon
other qualified parties for assistance in matters
that are beyond my area of expertise.
9. I will maintain
custody and control over whatever materials are entrusted
to my care.
10. I will refuse or
terminate involvement in any work when I feel that
I am being coerced into a particular opinion.
11. I will disclose
all known or potential conflicts of interest that
could influence or appear to influence my judgment
or the quality of my services.
12. I will not falsify
my qualifications or permit misrepresentation of my
associates' qualifications, nor will I misrepresent
or exaggerate my responsibilities in or for the subject
matter of prior assignments, employment, or past accomplishments.
13. I will always acknowledge
my errors and will not distort or alter the facts.
14. I am to be committed
to the integrity of my profession, and will avoid
situations in business or personal life where I might
contribute to the wrongdoing of others or find myself
viewed as a contributor to wrongdoing.
15. I will conduct
my work based upon established, validated principles.
16. I will only render
opinions that are demonstratively reasonable.
17. I will do my best
to thoroughly examine and analyze all evidence, and
will not withhold any of my findings, whether inculpatory
18. I will provide
assistance to those involved in my profession, as
long as my assistance does not conflict with any other
provision of this Code of Ethics and Conduct.
19. I will conform
to all laws - federal, state, and local - pertinent
to my profession. If I am unsure of the laws in a
given situation, I will seek the assistance of legal