Recently IAPSC members were approached by a vendor who advertised the following: "We work with security consultants worldwide and pay sales commissions to partners."
Sales commission incentives impede independence and therefore, security consultant members of IAPSC are precluded from accepting them. This is stated in the IAPSC bylaws (Section A, E, 2) as follows:
- Provide clients with unbiased expertise, advice, knowledge, recommendations and service.
- Always place the client's best interests first.
- Not profit, monetarily or otherwise, from purchases made by clients.
All new members are required to sign an affirmation statement agreeing to comply with the IAPSC bylaws and code of ethics. Current members sign a reaffirmation statement signifying continued compliance. Any deviation from this IAPSC policy is grounds for removal from membership.