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 out-of-scope for 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I believe current legislation is outdated and requires significant reform.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
» Security researcher
» Cyber Criminal
» Cyber Attacker
» Threat Actor