The UK Cyber Security Council is run in collaboration with several committees. Each is open to members to join and addresses a key pillar of the Council's work.
We regularly invite applications for our working groups, with our most recent recruitment being for the Outreach and Diversity working group, the Ethics Panel and our Technical Advisory Panel during quarter 3 and 4 of 2022.
If you are interested in joining a working group and are a member of the Council, get in touch with your membership manager to discuss. If you are not currently a member, you can learn more about joining the Council here.
Our working groups and panels:
The Ethics Committee exists to update and refresh the Council’s Code of Ethics, ensuring it is fit for purpose and sets clear guidance on the ethical standards required of any individual or organisation as well as the consequences of any breach of this Code. Within the Committee there will be an Ethics Panel who will convene to investigate any alleged or disclosed breaches of the Council’s code of ethics by member organisations or registrants on the Council’s Professional Register.
Ethics Committee Members:
The purpose of the Careers & Learning working group is to support the Qualifications and Careers programme manager in designing, developing and delivering a programme of work aimed at demystifying the Cyber Security sector.
The membership of the working group will provide sector insights, context and experience combined with expertise in qualifications, certifications and the wider education landscape.
Careers & Learning Members:
The main purpose of the Outreach & Diversity working group is to support the Outreach & Diversity team in designing, developing and delivering a programme of work aimed at addressing the longer-term skills gaps in the sector, and accelerating the increasing diversity throughout the cyber security workforce across the UK.
Membership of the working group provides sector insights, context and experience combined with expertise in outreach and diversity.
Outreach & Diversity Members:
The purpose of the TAP is to support the Chief Executive & Board of Trustees in ensuring the Council’s strategy includes insight into the current and potential future issues faced by the cyber security profession in the UK and, where relevant, more widely.
As experienced and diverse representatives of the profession, TAP members provide assurance on the Council’s work and support its objectives and the needs of the profession.
*Membership of the panel is not static, while we now have sufficient panel members with expertise in Risk and Security Architecture, we will be seeking further members with expertise in the other specialist areas in due course. Announcements of this will be made here and via member newsletters.
The purpose of the Professional Standards Working Group (PSWG) is to bring together a group of professionals that work in cyber security to consider and shape recommendations following testing and subsequent roll out of specialisms, supporting the UK Cyber Security Council to ensure the aims as set out in the Royal Charter are upheld.
They will explore wider community involvement and engagement with the industry to raise awareness of Professional Registration. They are responsible for periodically reviewing the UK Cyber Security Council Standard of Professional Competence and Commitment and the contextualisation of the specialisms.
Professional Standards Working Group Members:
Edward Parsons, Region Director (UK and Europe)