All official HINAC advocates and HINAC volunteers are required to review and agree to the following HINAC core values.
I believe hackers don’t exploit with malicious intent. I believe hacking is a lifestyle, skill set, and a state of mind; an identity. I will represent the hacker community in a positive way and attempt to disprove negative stereotypes.
I believe current legislation is outdated and requires significant reform. I understand that we work to support and raise awareness to institutions that are redefining and protecting the rights of hackers.
I will avoid being disrespectful, especially when representing HINAC. I will be empathetic and attempt to maintain a positive tone when participating in the active discourse of presented issues.
I have read the Hacker's Manifesto and the Hacker Ethic. I support the position of I am the Cavalry on disclosure and if presented with the opportunity, I will recommend Disclose.io to my employer as an example of how to get started with vulnerability disclosure policies.
I will refrain from claiming authority to speak on behalf of HINAC when asked for commentary by media outlets. Should the occasion arise, I will consult with HINAC leadership before providing a response.
I understand we engage with a wide array of external sources to change the narrative that is presented and that attacking the media is prohibited. All interaction must be conducted in a positive format.
I understand the terms "white hat" and "black hat" are inappropriate. As an alternative, I support the following to be used instead to describe these personas:
» Professional Hacker
» Privacy Researcher
» Security Researcher
» Cyber Criminal
» Malicious Adversary
» Threat Actor
The hacker culture is one which promotes inclusivity regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. We believe diversity is the best means through which personal growth is achieved and that open-mindedness fosters critical thinking and innovation, where order is created through chaos and balance is created through coexistence.
We proudly support the Electronic Frontier Alliance principles of free expression, security, privacy, creativity, and access to knowledge.