Cyber security professionals operate in a rapidly changing environment, and it is essential that they have the relevant skills, expertise, and judgement to undertake their roles effectively. Standards of practice are set through requirements for:
At the UK Cyber Security Council, these standards are set out in the following ways:
Through member organisations, and others, signing up to the Ethical Declaration and through the Guiding Principles which are available for individuals and companies to reference.
With the launch of professional registration, individual registrants are also required to commit to a code of ethics through their individual licensed body.
Competence and Commitment – individual practitioners who wish to demonstrate their professionalism will be able to join the UK Cyber Security Council's Register of Cyber Security Professionals. To join the Register, individuals will be required to meet a certain standard of competence, and make a commitment to professional conduct, both at the point of assessment and through continued membership of a licensed professional body.
The UK Cyber Security Council’s Ethical Declaration for participating organisations (Member Organisations) is at the heart of the Council’s operations and terms of reference.
The Council’s Guiding Principles of Individuals are also provided, to support individuals in conducting themselves in an ethical manner and to help them balance often conflicting interests and demands.