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Membership FAQs

Yes you can, please get in touch via membership@ukcybersecuritycouncil.org.uk and we can discuss further.

Please see here for details of current members.

Organisations with an interest in cyber security can apply to join the Council as members. There is an application process, required documentation and a membership fee. Members commit to ensuring their staff, contractors and, where appropriate, members or students, abide by the Council’s Code of Ethics. Please contact membership@ukcybersecuritycouncil.org.uk to request a membership application form.

We are not currently planning this, although there will be many opportunities for members to engage with the Council through our open events and through involvement with our activities. Please sign up to the newsletter (at the bottom of this web page) for regular updates on these opportunities.

Keep an eye on the volunteering web page for available opportunities. As our activities develop, we are aiming for these to be member led and supported so will be looking to members to input in a number of ways.

Not necessarily. Primarily, opportunities will be promoted to members but where we seek specialist skills and experience that is not available from within member nominees, we will be looking more widely. It's always worth putting your name forward where you have the skills and time available to help drive our work forward. There will also likely be times when we seek input from the wider profession - usually in consultations and surveys - and we will welcome input from everyone at these times.

At this time membership is open only to organisations. However, individuals will be able to get involved in consultations, etc., and influence our work in that way. Please sign up to the newsletter (at the bottom of this web page) for updates and opportunities.

In time, it's very likely that the Council will, either directly or indirectly through licensees, accredit qualifications against the standards for its professional qualifications, such as Chartered Cyber Security Professional. In advance of this, the Council will be working to map qualifications against CyBOK and relate these to the defined specialisms in the Careers Route Map. Whilst not formal accreditation, the approaches may coincide in the future.

The Council’s aim is to clarify the qualifications and certifications market for current and future cyber professionals and their employers. It's expected that this will also benefit training providers through development of a framework, based on CyBOK, the existing Careers Route Map and the professional qualifications standards, which will highlight gaps in the market and provide a route to promote, compare and assure provision.