Byron Sonne, G20 Bomber, Was a CISSP –UPDATED: Certification Suspended

Byron Sonne is an activist lefty in Toronto. He set out to agitate and stir up trouble at the G20 Summit in Toronto and as it turns out he succeeded. Cops raided his house and arrested both him and the woman whom he refuses to marry, for possession of explosives.

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The story would have ended there, but this guy also holds a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, issued by ISC2. This is his logo from his site at Halvdan.Com

The CISSP is a very well respected and difficult certification to obtain. I have one too, and I am very proud of my hard work and experience that allowed me to obtain the cert.

But there is a code of ethics that accompanies this certification, and if you are seen to violate that code you are supposed to be stripped of your cert. We’ll see whether or not ISC2 will strip Byron Sonne of his. The ethics say:

Code of Ethics Preamble:

?Safety of the commonwealth, duty to our principals, and to each other requires that we adhere, and be seen to adhere, to the highest ethical standards of behavior.
?Therefore, strict adherence to this Code is a condition of certification.
Code of Ethics Canons:

?Protect society, the commonwealth, and the infrastructure.
?Act honorably, honestly, justly, responsibly, and legally.
?Provide diligent and competent service to principals.
?Advance and protect the profession.

I wonder if Byron still thinks that his agitation and terroristic activities were worth it now that he will likely be stripped of his cert and lose his job? Maybe he can get other lefties and anarchists to pay some speaking fees and provide security services for these louts?

Thanks to Mikko for the story.

UPDATE! I sent a complaint to ISC2 about Byron Sonne. I received this just now as a response:

Dear Mr. Belcher,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Be assured that we will continue to monitor the situation as it progresses. Until there has been a resolution in the matter, Mr. Sonne’s certification has been suspended.

Thank you for your concern for the certification.


Marcia Thorpe
Senior Manager of Member Services
Security Transcends Technology

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