Secure Controls Framework (SCF) Forums Guidelines

Effective Date: 30 September 2019

SCF Forums users are expected to be respectful and professional. Guideline violations will result in the deletion of a user’s posts and may result in a user from being blocked from posting to the SCF Forums.  Secure Controls Framework Council, LLC (SCF Council) reserves the right to refuse service, in accordance with applicable statutory and regulatory parameters. We reserve the right to reject specific content on these forums for any reason.


For users seeking solutions, understand that information on the SCF Forums is not authoritative and it is your responsibility to evaluate any guidance you receive. Beyond just seeking solutions to your questions, users are encouraged to help others if they have similar experiences. If a user knows the answer to someone else’s question, it is greatly appreciated that they offer assistance.


SCF Council disclaims any liability whatsoever for the use of these forums, so use at your own risk. If you have compliance questions, you should consult a cybersecurity or privacy professional to discuss your specific needs. This website is for educational purposes only and does not render professional services advice - it is not a substitute for dedicated professional services. It is entirely your responsibility to conduct appropriate due care and due diligence in selecting and engaging with a consultant to assist in your implementation of the SCF.


SCF Council does not warrant or guarantee that the information will not be offensive to any user. User is hereby put on notice that by accessing and using the website, user assumes the risk that the information and documentation contained in the web site may be offensive and/or may not meet the needs and requirements of the user. The entire risk as to the use of this website, or its contents, is assumed by the user. ​

Sensitive Information

Don't post any sensitive information about yourself, others or an organization.


Professional Conduct & Language

This is a forum for cybersecurity and privacy professionals, so language used in these forums is expected to reflect your professionalism.

  • Do not use obscene, lewd, slanderous or violent language.

  • Do not harass, insult, taunt, provoke, demean, or personally attack other forum members.



External links that are not relevant to the topic or are purely promotional may be removed. Do not post direct links to executable files.



Link to content or references rather than posting the content in its entirety, unless you are the copyright holder or have permission from the copyright holder.


Promoting Products or Services For Hire

The forums are here for providing users with a venue to get help with problems, so any thread that offers any product or service for money can be deleted at any time. SCF Forums are for professionals to exchange advice, not for advertising a service or business.