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.