CRA Community Slack Guidelines

CRA Community Slack Guidelines


The CyberRisk Alliance CISO Community Slack is an exclusive, vendor free, peer collaboration space for cybersecurity leaders. All members are under NDA and Chatham House rules apply to all discussion.

    • This forum is oriented towards security leaders and their teams. If a post has very basic information, it is not appropriate for this forum.
    • Basic questions on security concepts and fundamentals are not appropriate for this forum. Unless it is in regard to security awareness and training. For example, “why passwords are important” is too fundamental.
    • This is the guiding principle for all posts. No editorializing and no political agendas. Posts discussing political issues that affect security are appropriate, but the post must be geared towards the security implication. Such posts will be heavily monitored, and comments may be deleted as needed.
    • We reserve the right to delete comments at our discretion and remove repeat offenders. We will remove content that is fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading.
    • All members are under NDA, however, always practice OPSEC principles when posting or commenting.
    • We are all professionals. Be excellent to each other.
    • Respect that other people in the community have had different life experiences and may have a different perspective to yours. We welcome different viewpoints.
    • We don’t allow defamatory, indecent, offensive, profane, discriminatory, misleading, unlawful or threatening comments.
    • Personal attacks, name-calling, trolling and abuse will not be tolerated.
    • No advertising of any services offered by or in connection to either yourself, organization, or affiliates. However, suggesting tools, vendors and services you have utilized and had a good experience with or in response to an ask is appropriate and encouraged.


Slack Organization

  • Channels – open to all members
    • The Collaborative – Open channel for all members. Please feel free to post questions, seek advice and collaborate with your peers.
    • Please always “thread” responses to posts instead of responding in the main channel, “threading” opens a secondary chat window separate from the main channel.  You can do so by hovering your mouse over the post and clicking “reply” (shows up on top right) this keeps our channels organized and easy to comprehend with a large community.

  • Statuses – Statuses let members know what other members they can directly contact or “DM”. If someone status is set, please respect it.

  • Display Name – Each user will have a “Display Name” that lists their first name, position, and organization. The Best Practice for this community is to list your first name, Title, Organization I.E: Sarah, CISO Piggly Wiggly.
    • To edit your display name, please follow these steps, screenshots are below instructions:
      • Select your “profile” icon on the top right of the screen.
      • Then select “edit profile”.
      • Then select the “display name” box and fill in your information.