School of Computing becomes Academic Partner for Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP)


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The School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University been approved as an Academic Partner within the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP).

Edinburgh Napier University add to the existing list of the leading institutions within computer security, and which includes Royal Holloway, University of Oxford, Plymouth University, University of Bristol, and University of Warwick.

Details of the existing membership: here.


The Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) is a not-for-profit organisation, owned by its members and dedicated to raising the standard of professionalism in information security and the industry as a whole. The IISP does this through accrediting skills and competence, by sharing best practice and by providing a network of support and guidance on individual skill development. It speaks with an authoritative voice and its competency based memberships are widely recognised in the information security industry.

Working closely with the Information Security community, the IISP has a growing membership of over 1,700 individual members across private and government sectors, 32 Corporate Member Organisations and eleven Academic Partners. At the heart of the Institute is the IISP Skills Framework©2012 which is widely accepted as the de facto standard for measuring competency of Information Security Professionals. CESG have taken this framework to underpin their Certified Professional Scheme (CCP), for which the IISP is the leading certifying body. The IISP Skills Framework has also been adopted by e-Skills UK to develop a National Occupational Standard for Information Security.

More information about the IISP and its work can be found at

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William Buchanan
Director of CDCS
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Electronic information now plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our daily lives. So the need for a secure and trustworthy online infrastructure is more important than ever. without it, not only the growth of the internet but our personal interactions and the economy itself could be at risk.