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The DC, MD, VA CISSP Meetup Group Rules

By Joining "The DC, MD, VA CISSP Meetup Group," you are agreeing to the following terms:

  • You are not to post or act inappropriate, either verbally, physically abusive, sexually harassing, threatening, offensive, or other defamatory comments. You will get three warning, then after your third warning, your account will be automatically deleted. This applies to both online and face-to-face behavior. You must act appropriately.
  • Please if you have tons of certifications on your hands, and you are willing to host an event, please let me know.
  • If you think that we are not meeting enough times, and you think you want to host one of the CISSP Study Group, please let me know.
  • This is not a popularity competition between other groups, and the event will not be canceled due to lack of participants.
  • We are not here to check what is the passing rate for those that come to study for this group. This is just an aid to help you take the CISSP.
  • It is your own responsibility to ensure that you pass the test, and not the Organizer. You are ultimately responsible for passing the test.
  • You are not to hack, crack, spam, spoof, wardrive, launch a rootkit, DDOS, DOS exploit, MITM attack on anyone’s account, or launch any other malicious attacks against other people from Layer 1 to Layer 7 of the OSI Model or Layer 8 - the user or political layer.
  • You are responsible for your own well being, and safety, when you are coming to the meetup.
  • If you are doing a pen test, you are to follow the guidelines, and procedures, any deviation from the guidelines resulting in crashing other than the system stated, we are not held liable.
  • CISSP is a vendor neutral certification governed by a non-profit organization Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2.
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification is the most respected of all vendor neutral security certifications. Don't make a joke out of it!
  • You are not allowed to criticize which network security certification is better than the other. This is a study group for CISSP, and that is it. If you think that the other certification is better, then by all means, study for the other information security certification.
  • If you are more knowledgeable than other people, you are not allowed to criticize other people. No name calling.
  • If you have years of experience in the IT Security field, it does not mean that you can put down, criticize, or demean other people. Be a leader! Show your leadership!
  • To qualify to take the exam, you have to have a least 5 years of IT Security experience. You can get a year waiver, if you have a four-year college degree OR Advanced Degree in information security from a U.S. National Center of Academic Excellence in information Security (CAEIAE) or regional equivalent.
  • No alcoholic beverages and definitely no beer pong competitions are allowed in the library.
  • Lastly, be nice to people. That's right, even if you disagree with them.
  • If your job involves teaching CISSP for a living and you are willing to host an event or series of events, please let me know. Please note that this is all voluntary. There is no monetary compensation.

Release of Liability - At your Own Risk:

By coming to The DC, MD, VA CISSP face-to-face Meetup, Organizers, or Co-Organizers are not responsible for any physical injuries, personal property loss, monetary loss, loss of life, loss caused by natural disaster, or any other kind of damages.

Attendance Policy:

  • Too many "no shows" will be marked, noted, and automatically removed from the group based on the discretion of the Organizer. If you say you are coming to Meetup, you should keep your words.
  • Late drop is considered a “no show.”

ISC2 Code of Ethics:

Please see the: (ISC)2 Code of Ethics

Common Sense Rules:

  • Use your common sense in figuring out the problem.

The DC, MD, VA CISSP Meetup Group Notes:

  • Session notes are only available to those that come to the meetup. No slides are available for people who do not bother to show up to the meetup.

Disclaimer: The opinion expressed by the members of "The DC, MD, VA CISSP Meetup Group" -- including events not hosted by the organizer does not necessarily endorse, or reflect the viewpoints of the Organizer(s).

By joining this group, or being a current member of this group, you are agreeing to these rules. This serves as a legal binding agreement between each individual member and "The DC, MD, VA CISSP Meetup Group." The Organizer reserves the right to change, or modify the policy without prior notice.

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Filing an Ethics Complaint August 22, 2012 4:35 AM anonymous
Code of Ethics August 20, 2012 3:29 AM anonymous
The DC, MD, VA CISSP Meetup Group Rules September 7, 2013 8:56 PM anonymous
About The DC, MD, VA CISSP Meetup Group April 14, 2010 12:09 PM anonymous

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