The CERIS code of conduct is the standard that all approved members are expected to follow when providing information security recruitment services

This code cannot and does not cover companies that are not members of CERIS


CERIS member companies mean companies that have been successfully assessed, agreed to the CERIS Code of Conduct for Member Companies and paid the membership subscription.

Information Security Recruitment services mean the provision or Permanent, Contract, Interim, Temporary recruitment services. CERIS considers these services being provided by ‘the company’ and not specifically by a ‘named’ consultant.

It is the registered member company representatives responsibility to ensure the code of conduct is adhered to across the organisation and not limited to the ‘named’ consultants.

The Codes

CERIS Members are required to sign the CERIS Code of Conduct for their organisation.

They must ensure that their organisation are fully aware of and comply with the standards, policies and procedures defined in the CERIS Member application form for the Member Company that they are working for and must conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner.

The Codes of Conduct include requirements covering the following:

  • Promotion of Good Practices

  • Professional Representation

  • Competencies Client Interests

  • Guidelines on use of CERIS logotype

  • Ethics: Honesty; Prohibition of bribery, corruption and extortion;

  • Competition; Integrity in business behaviour; Application and Compliance


There may be situations where there is a misunderstanding or dispute between a CERIS Member Company and their Client.

The Codes of Conduct define the complaints and resolutions measures for an engagement that has been carried out as a CERIS ‘service’.

These robust complaints handling procedure offers further assurance to the buying community.


CERIS accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or validity of assertions or claims made by CERIS Member Companies in their CERIS Member Company Application Form.

CERIS prescribes the method and rigour by which related services should be conducted but does not underwrite the result of the services provided by CERIS Member Companies or CERIS named consultants.