Ethical Standards

AVIP members are the highest level of membership in AiSP, and they are expected to carry themselves as exemplary role models for their peers and junior information security professionals to strive for.

Ethical Conduct

AVIP members shall exhibit high standards of ethical conduct in their professional relationships at all times and adhere to AiSP’s values of:

  • Honesty;
  • Fairness;
  • Integrity;
  • Diligence;

Professional Standards

AVIP members shall exhibit high standards of professionalism as their reputation and professional standing would be impaired if they act contrary to their peers’ attestation. Accordingly, they must:

  • Act consistently to enhance the reputation of AiSP and the information security profession;
  • Maintain currency and raise competency on all matters relevant to the discharge of their duties;
  • Maintain relevant AiSP recognised certifications;
  • Act only within their level of competence and be open to enhance their knowledge;
  • Deliver services in accordance with the relevant professional standards; and,
  • Support the professional development of other members of the profession.

Professional Responsibilities

AVIP members shall fulfil their professional responsibilities by:

  • Acting within the law;
  • Taking reasonable action/s to prevent unlawful activities;
  • Taking reasonable action/s to prevent harm to their employers, personnel, property, the general public interest, and where relevant Singapore’s national interests where they perform their duties in;
  • Reporting to the appropriate authorities any action/s or event/s considered to be a violation of relevant law/s, legal, or regulatory requirement/s;
  • Reporting to their employers, labour union or AiSP if they have any misgivings on unethical conduct or governance issue within their organisation or client/supplier’s relationship; and,
  • Adhering to standards of professional care such as,
    • Act in the best interest of their employer
    • Disclose to their employers on matters that may adversely impact the organisation’s information security
    • Respect the confidentiality of information acquired during the course of their duties and not disclose information without specific authority

Conflict of Interest

AVIP members should recognise possible conflict of interests and take appropriate actions to avoid or resolve such conflicts including:

  • Conflicts between responsibility to an employer and the requirements of law or of this code should be identified to the employer in writing and a copy retained by the Member;

In the event an AVIP member’s behaviour adversely impact the credibility of AVIP, other AVIP members or AiSP, the member may be subjected to disciplinary action by the AVIP Committee