2 March, 2024

Trailblazing Cyber Security Chartership: The Cyber Scheme and CIISec Lead the Way

The Cyber Scheme, in strategic collaboration with The Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec), proudly announces their designation as the first ever Licensed Bodies for Cyber Security Chartership in the UK.

This achievement aligns with the UK Cyber Security Council’s Royal Charter granted in 2022, which was established to professionalise the field of cybersecurity.

The Cyber Scheme now takes on the role of assessing and endorsing individuals for Chartership in the Security Testing specialism, while also actively developing the Incident Response specialism for Chartered and Principal levels.

CIISec is entrusted with the task of assessing and recommending individuals for Chartership at various levels—Chartered, Principal, and Associate—in three specialisms: Secure System Architecture and Design, Cyber Security Governance and Risk Management, and Cyber Security Audit and Assurance.

These significant roles were attained after engaging in successful pilot programmes, in collaboration with The Council and industry peers. These pilots were instrumental in testing and refining the technical elements, processes, policies, and procedures for the application and assessment of individuals at diverse Chartership levels.

The Cyber Scheme’s CEO Charles White expresses: “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 says: “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, Director of Professional Standards for the UK Cyber Security Council, remarks: “’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”.

Both The Cyber Scheme and CIISec are now open for Chartership applications and will be publishing application forms and detailed guidance for experienced cyber security practitioners soon. For more information, please contact info@thecyberscheme.org or cscaccreditation@ciisec.org.


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