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Professional ethics

Ethics and the cyber security profession

Within society, cyber security providers necessarily hold the role of trusted advisers. This applies both to organisations providing cyber security and to individuals working for cyber security providers.

Cyber security is a growing industry in the UK and it’s vital for high standards of practice and technical expertise to be at the heart of the profession as it develops.
Chris Ensor, Deputy Director for Cyber Growth, NCSC, February 9th 2021

To retain the confidence of both their employers and the broader public, cyber security providers must work to enhance the wellbeing of society, maintain and promote the highest possible ethical standards themselves, and challenge the unethical behaviour of others.

Helping cyber security providers to build and maintain the confidence of organisations and public alike is a core focus of the UK Cyber Security Council.