UK PhD Cyber Security Online Network members are expected to adhere to the following code of conduct:

  • Observe confidentiality and do not share contact details with third parties unless with written permission by participants
  • Maintain professional standards of behaviour and accountability
  • Be inclusive and treat others with courtesy and respect
  • Fulfill agreed commitments
  • Raise any concerns with the UK PhD Cyber Security Online Network team

Unacceptable Behaviours

  • Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning speech/actions.
  • Harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments or visual images related to age, background, belief, disability, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, identity, national origin, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics, including those protected by law.
  • Inappropriate use of sexual language or imagery.
  • Real or implied threat of professional or financial damage or harm.
  • Inappropriate disruption of meetings or events.
  • Photographing, video or audio recording of slides, oral or poster presentations without presenter/author’s permission.

Reporting misconduct

In the event of unsolicited messages, or behaviour that is found to be inappropriate or unprofessional, users should report the behaviour to the UK PhD Cyber Security Online Network administrators.

All direct messages and correspondence sent within the Slack are confidential and will not be reviewed by administrators unless reported. Any concerns or instances of misconduct should be reported to If necessary, further action will then be taken. All reports will be treated sensitively.

The steering committee reserve the right to suspend users at any time for breaches of the Code of Conduct.