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New UK Cyber Security Council

Press release

New UK Cyber Security Council to be official governing body on training and standards

The government has set up a new independent body to boost career opportunities and professional standards for the UK’s booming cyber security sector.

See the DCMS press release

Great work by all the members of the Cyber Security Alliance who made this happen.

The Institution of Analysts and Programmers is a founding member of the Collaborative Alliance for Cyber Security, and is participating in the design and delivery of the new UK Cyber Security Council on behalf of the UK Governments Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).

The Alliance is a consortium of organisations that represent a substantial part of the cyber security community in the UK. Its members include:


The Chartered Institute for IT

Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIIS)



Council of Professors and Heads of Computing (CPHC)


Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (CSFS)

Engineering Council Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC)

The Institution of Analysts and Programmers (IAP)

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC)


Royal Academy of Engineering

Security Institute


The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT)

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