The Cyber Scheme and The Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec) announced as the first ever licensed bodies for Cyber Security Chartership in the UK.

Press Release: November 22, 2023

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The Cyber Scheme and The Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec) announced as the first ever licensed bodies for Cyber Security Chartership in the UK.
Cheltenham, UK. November 22nd, 2023 – The Cyber Scheme are delighted to announce that, alongside our strategic partners The Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec), we are one of the first ever Licensed Bodies for Cyber Security Chartership in the UK.
 
The UK Cyber Security Council gained their Royal Charter, allowing them to issue such licenses, in 2022 with the aim of professionalising the cybersecurity industry. 
 
The Cyber Scheme are able to assess and recommend the registration of individuals for Chartership for the Security Testing specialism. We are also currently developing the Incident Response specialism, for both Chartered and Principal levels. 
 
CIISec are able to assess and recommend the registration of individuals for Chartership at Chartered, Principal and Associate levels for three specialisms: 
–        Secure System Architecture and Design 
–        Cyber Security Governance and Risk Management 
–        Cyber Security Audit and Assurance 
 
These appointments were achieved after we ran successful pilot programmes in which we worked closely together and with The Council, and the industry to evaluate and test technical elements, processes, policies and procedures around the application and assessment of individuals at Chartered, Principal and Associate levels – including examination, moderation and appeals. 
 
The Cyber Scheme’s CEO Charles White says: “We’re pleased to announce that we have become a Licenced Body for the UK Cyber Security Council. The professionalisation of the industry is well overdue, especially as we look to counter the growing threat of cybercrime. A chartered organisation which reflects an individual’s experience, skills, and knowledge is critical for UK Plc growth and crucial for those employing such skills.

“I’m also delighted to be able to announce our appointment alongside CIISec who have also become a Licenced Body, a close working partner of The Cyber Scheme and a voice for the industry as a whole.” 

 
CEO of CIISec Amanda Finch says: “The Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec) is so pleased to be one of the first Licensed Bodies for the UK Cyber Security Council alongside The Cyber Scheme. We have already welcomed through many newly-chartered individuals to the industry, and look forward to chartering many more to come.” 
 
Annmarie Dann, Director of Professional Standards for the UK Cyber Security Council said: “‘We are delighted to be working in partnership with CIISec and The Cyber Scheme as we officially open for applications. This comes after our much-anticipated awards ceremony to celebrate the first 100 individuals who have obtained a Professional Registration Title through the Council. We are excited to see many more practitioners complete the process and flourish within the sector. By working closely with the Council and our Licensed Bodies you can be a part of cyber security’s future”
Both The Cyber Scheme and CIISec are now taking applications for Chartership, and will shortly be publishing the application forms and supporting candidate guidance to allow experienced members of the cyber security industry to begin their journey towards becoming Chartered Members. For further information please email –  info@thecyberscheme.org or cscaccreditation@ciisec.org 
 

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