I’m proud to share that AttackIQ has signed the Respect in Security pledge. As a member of the cybersecurity community, we are committed to the prevention of all forms of harassment within our industry and have pledged our support for a workplace and community that are free from harassment and fear.
Respect in Security was founded by a group of cybersecurity professionals who have decided to take a stand against all forms of harassment within the cybersecurity industry. From a poll they conducted of cybersecurity industry professionals (male, female, and non-binary) across multiple age groups, organization sizes, and levels of seniority, they learned that one third of respondents had experienced harassment online in the workplace. Although 82 percent of those polled said their organization has an anti-harassment policy and complaints procedure, nearly half argued that their employer should do more to ensure all employees understand what constitutes harassment and what acceptable behavior looks like. A further forty percent said organizations need to improve the transparency of processes to show that any cases of harassment are acknowledged and investigated promptly.
At AttackIQ we show respect for new ideas, as well as the faces behind them. We’re transparent and push one another to constantly improve. We enjoy what we do, and value camaraderie. We’re passionate about creating a workplace where everyone feels safe and supported, which is why we were honored to be invited to participate in the Respect in Security pledge.
We pledge to:
- Work to eliminate harassment, to include all employees, partners, customers, and interactions. Any form of harassment, even when not unlawful or directed at a protected category, will not be tolerated.
- Not tolerate, condone, or ignore any form of harassment no matter where it occurs, or the personnel involved.
- Ensure our team members are not asked to operate in unsafe organizational or social environments.
- Empower employees, contractors and third parties to come forward with reports without fear of retaliation, and to immediately and respectfully respond without prejudice. We recognize that those reporting harassment are not in any way disloyal to the company or the community, and that everyone deserves to work in a positive environment.
- Protect the anonymity of those reporting suspected violations to the greatest extent reasonably possible.
- Regularly educate employees and contractors what constitutes harassment and why it’s never acceptable, while continually maintaining and actively reviewing our policy and reporting mechanisms.
- Regularly discuss reporting protocol with our employees and ensure that we make a public version of this protocol publicly available for external reference and use.
You can find out more about the pledge and commit as a corporate partner here: https://respectinsecurity.org/.