December has seen the UK Cyber Security Council launch the Professional Titles Register.
Developed to serve as a central hub for participants in the Council’s pilot schemes, the Register will be used by those who have been successful against each pilot’s assessment criteria and ultimately award the professional title of Associate, Principal or Chartered.
As the only organisation able to charter cyber security professionals as individuals and having identified and defined 16 specialisms within cyber security for which professional titles could be appropriate, the Council is currently running pilot schemes for two of those specialisms: Secure System Architecture and Design, and Cyber Security Governance and Risk Management. This has recently been followed by pilots in the specialisms of Security Testing, and Audit and Assurance.
The Register will ultimately be the portal upon which those who have gained a professional title will be placed. They will then be able to log in and access their entry on the Register to monitor their status and badges, apply for revalidation and share their credentials with current or prospective employers.
As the pilot scheme for each specialism concludes, the programme will be opened to all cyber security professionals to apply for professional titles under their chosen specialism. Those who are successful having been assessed, will also be placed on the Register and able to monitor their awarded titles.
Having this evidence of being part of a network of respected cyber security specialists provides registered professionals with a simple way to showcase their expertise to a nationally recognised standard. This also demonstrates their commitment to continued professional development throughout their cyber security career.
To find out more about professional titles, click here.
To find out more about the route to chartership through the Council, click here.