Thursday, April 10, 2003

National Society of Professional Engineers Code of Ethics

This Slashdot post brought to my attention the National Society of Professional Engineers Code of Ethics, which should apply to IT consultants as well. It includes:

I. Fundamental Canons

Engineers, in the fulfillment of their professional duties, shall:

  1. Hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public.

  2. Perform services only in areas of their competence.

  3. Issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner.

  4. Act for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees.

  5. Avoid deceptive acts.

  6. Conduct themselves honorably, responsibly, ethically, and lawfully so as to enhance the honor, reputation, and usefulness of the profession.

Codes of ethics are the only worthy element of the "certification" I hold -- the CISSP. Here is its Code:

  1. Protect society, the commonwealth, and the infrastructure.

  2. Act honorably, honestly, justly, responsibly, and legally.

  3. Provide diligent and competent service to principals.

  4. Advance and protect the profession.

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