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First UK Licensed Bodies for Cyber Security Chartership Announced by The Cyber Scheme and CIISec

The Cyber Scheme, together with The Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec), is excited to reveal their new status as the inaugural Licensed Bodies for Cyber Security Chartership in the UK.

This follows the UK Cyber Security Council’s acquisition of a Royal Charter in 2022, granting them the authority to issue such licenses, aimed at professionalising the cybersecurity field.

The Cyber Scheme is now empowered to evaluate and recommend individuals for Chartership in the Security Testing domain. Additionally, they are in the process of developing the Incident Response specialism for Chartered and Principal levels.

CIISec is now capable of assessing and endorsing individuals for Chartership at Chartered, Principal, and Associate levels in three areas: Secure System Architecture and Design, Cyber Security Governance and Risk Management, and Cyber Security Audit and Assurance.

These roles were secured after conducting successful pilot programmes, in collaboration with The Council and industry stakeholders. These pilots tested various aspects, including the application and assessment of individuals at different Chartership levels, encompassing examination, moderation, and appeals.

The Cyber Scheme’s CEO Charles White says: “We’re pleased to announce that we have become a Licenced Body for the UK Cyber Security Council. The professionalisation of the industry is well overdue, especially as we look to counter the growing threat of cybercrime. A chartered organisation which reflects an individual’s experience, skills, and knowledge is critical for UK Plc growth and crucial for those employing such skills.”

“I’m also delighted to be able to announce our appointment alongside CIISec who have also become a Licenced Body, a close working partner of The Cyber Scheme and a voice for the industry as a whole.”

CIISec CEO Amanda Finch remarks: “The Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec) is so pleased to be one of the first Licensed Bodies for the UK Cyber Security Council alongside The Cyber Scheme. We have already welcomed through many newly-chartered individuals to the industry, and look forward to chartering many more to come.”

Annmarie Dann, the UK Cyber Security Council’s Director of Professional Standards, says: “’We are delighted to be working in partnership with CIISec and The Cyber Scheme as we officially open for applications. This comes after our much-anticipated awards ceremony to celebrate the first 100 individuals who have obtained a Professional Registration Title through the Council. We are excited to see many more practitioners complete the process and flourish within the sector. By working closely with the Council and our Licensed Bodies you can be a part of cyber security’s future”.

Application submissions for Chartership are now being accepted by both The Cyber Scheme and CIISec. The organisations will soon publish application forms and supporting guidance for experienced cyber security industry members to start their Chartered journey. For additional information, please email [email protected] or [email protected].

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