Occasionally it comes to our attention that material submitted for publication by a member may contain instances of unattributed content. Infosec Island's policy is to immediately remove the offending content to preserve the original author's copyright.
Similarly, we have been notified of many instances where our member/contributors have had their material similarly scraped by other websites without attribution. Infosec Island's policy is to immediately contact the offenders and demand the removal of the misappropriated content in an effort to protect our contributors' intellectual property.
In both cases, the degree to which materials have been misappropriated varies from unintentional oversight to outright plagiarism. Either way, any instance of improperly attributed material jeopardizes the the integrity of all of the information we work to provide, and will not be tolerated.
Infosec Island is a community of information security professionals, and we encourage the sharing and dissemination of security and compliance best practices, but never at the expense of proper attribution for the source of the knowledge.
It is our expectation that submissions by members must contain any and all attributions for the source of the materials therein regardless of whether they are quoted excerpts or general summaries of other professional's works.
The Infosec Island team seeks to uphold the sanctity of intellectual property and full copyright protection for any author, and we appreciate those both inside and outside our community bringing instances of improperly cited materials to our attention.
Thank you for your cooperation in continuing to make Infosec Island a dynamic source for information security and compliance knowledge.