Sysdig supports Respect in Security to remove harassment from the industry

By Chris Kranz - AUGUST 3, 2021


At Sysdig, we have plenty of experience in building communities around open source technologies, so we know that a key strength of any community is its diversity, its supportive attitude, and how accepted new members are, regardless of gender, race and ethnicity, ability, religion, culture, or sexual orientation. In this regard, we have the same outlook for the open source community as we have for our corporate community.

Harassment, bullying, or abuse of any kind has no place in our company, the work we do, or our industry in general.

That said, it is with great pleasure to announce that we recently pledged our support for Respect in Security. We know that there is always more work to be done, but we are committed to driving inclusion, a welcoming culture, diversity, and removing any forms of harassment in all the work we do and are involved in.

Here is our pledge:

Sysdig, as a member of the cybersecurity community committed to the prevention of all forms of harassment within our industry, hereby pledges its support for a workplace and community free from harassment and fear.

Harassment is any unwanted physical, verbal, or non-verbal conduct that has the purpose or effect of either violating a person’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for them. Harassment may be persistent or an isolated incident and may manifest obviously or be hidden or insidious. It may take place in person, by telephone or in writing, including emails, texts, or online communications such as social media. The definition of harassment applies equally to situations of direct communication as it does to situations of active exclusion of individuals, or solicitation of such communication or exclusion.

This pledge applies in the workplace as well as in work-related settings outside the workplace or outside the regular business day. We pledge that:

  • We will work to eliminate harassment, to include all employees, partners, customers, and interactions. Any form of harassment, even when not unlawful or directed at a protected category, will not be tolerated.
  • We will not tolerate, condone, or ignore any form of harassment no matter where it occurs, or the personnel involved.
  • We will ensure that staff members are not asked to operate in unsafe organizational or social environments.
  • We will empower employees, contractors and third parties to come forward with reports without fear of retaliation, and to immediately and respectfully respond without prejudice. We recognise that those reporting harassment are not in any way disloyal to the company or the community, and that everyone deserves to work in a positive environment.
  • We will protect the anonymity of those reporting suspected violations to the greatest extent reasonably possible.
  • We will regularly educate employees and contractors what constitutes harassment and why it’s never acceptable, while continually maintaining and actively reviewing our policy and reporting mechanisms.
  • We will regularly discuss reporting protocol with our employees and ensure that we make a public version of this protocol publicly available for external reference and use.

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