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The Chartered Institute of Information Security

The Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec) was formed in 2006 to advance the professionalism of information security practitioners and thereby the professionalism of the industry.

CIISec is the only pure-play cyber and information security institution to have been granted Royal Charter status and is dedicated to raising the standard of professionalism in cyber and information security.

We have a growing membership that represents over 20,000 individuals and provides a universally-accepted focal point for the profession, ensuring standards of professionalism for practitioners, qualifications, operating practices, training and individuals.

CIISec is the natural home for the cyber professional community at every career stage. This is achieved through having programmes that support development, recognition, and success.

With CIISec’s framework-based approach to best practices and skills, this gives the industry a way to validate security skills.

Our frameworks, in particular CIISec’s Skills Framework, have been developed in conjunction with industry, government and academia and are aligned with and recognised by other accreditation bodies.

The CIISec Skills Framework is widely accepted as the de-facto standard for measuring the competency of Information and Cyber Security professionals.

The Skills Framework has been adopted by a number of schemes in the UK and internationally and is being used by the Council.


E&T is the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) award-winning magazine brand. It covers multi-disciplinary multi-sector aspects with exclusive news, features, and analysis.

Sent in print to 146,500 IET members the magazine also provides articles and up-to-the-minute news online, a daily email newsletter which is delivered to 70,000 people, white papers and webinars available to everyone covering both thought opinion style and niche technical topics.

E&T Jobs has a vibrant recruitment board and the E&T Innovation Awards celebrates our pioneers.


The Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG) is a subscription-free networking forum, membership now represents hundreds of organisations of all sizes from across the world and from all sectors, public and private.

Its membership is drawn from CIOs, CROs, CSOs, CISOs, SIROs, DSOs and staff responsible for cybersecurity within their organisations.

Professionals from other disciplines (risk, HR, legal, supply etc.) and representatives from government, law enforcement and academia are also being increasingly welcomed at our events. SASIG is a genuine networking environment, where the golden rule for every delegate is to “make five new friends” at each meeting.

The Chatham House Rule is strictly enforced and universally respected at all meetings, thus the level of debate is extraordinarily revealing and rewarding.


techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow.

Around 850 companies are members of techUK. Collectively they employ approximately 700,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK.

These companies range from leading FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups. The majority of our members are small and medium-sized businesses.

UK Cyber Security Council

The UK Cyber Security Council is the self-regulatory body for the UK's cyber security profession. It develops, promotes and stewards nationally recognised standards for cyber security in support of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy to make the UK the safest place to live and work online.

The purpose of the UK Cyber Security Council is to support the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy to make the UK the safest place to live and work online, and aims to leverage all available expertise, relevant standards and guidance to deliver practical advice to the profession.