As an organisation which has been granted Royal Chartered status, the UK Cyber Security Council now has the power to set industry standards and award professional titles for those working in the cyber profession.
We will be launching a pilot programme which will see the launch of our professional register and professional standards for the UK’s cyber profession.
It’s an incredibly exciting time for the Council and the industry, with our pilot programme set to usher in the UK’s first ever chartered cyber professionals by the end of the year.
We are committed to helping the UK become the safest place in the world to work and live online.
As part of this, it is important that we create a vibrant and diverse cyber security profession, capable of cultivating the skills needed to ensure the UK is a world leader in cyber.
We are piloting a professional standard for the profession, as we believe it will:
Overall, we believe introducing a universally recognised professional standard for the industry will help bring clarity for both cyber practitioners and employers across the UK looking for cyber expertise.
Additional specialisms will be added throughout 2023.
The Council is running the pilot scheme with two pilot participant bodies. These bodies will be responsible for assessing applications to be placed on the register of professionals.
There are three professional titles aligned to the Council’s professional standard. These are:
Candidates for our professional standard pilot programme will be selected for application in September.
Candidates will be assessed for two cyber security specialisms:
The pilot programme will see applicants judged against the Council’s professional standard and assessed by the pilot participant bodies according to the three titles.
Individuals must evidence their ability and industry experience, aligned with the specific specialism.
Participants will be assessed on the basis of their competency in each specialism, this will be via an interview process depending on which title is requested.
As we develop the pilot programme, we will add more cyber security specialisms. These will be aligned to our professional registration roadmap and interested parties will be able to apply for these specialisms.
We will announce further detail about future specialisms – and the process by which candidates can apply – in due course.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the route to chartership by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Building and maintaining public confidence in the ethics of the cyber security industry and its practitioners is a core focus of the Council.
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