Our Royal Charter

About Royal Charter

Her Majesty The Queen graciously granted the Chartered Institute of Information Security a Royal Charter of Incorporation at the Privy Council meeting on Wednesday 12th December 2018.
A Royal Charter is an instrument of incorporation, granted by The Queen, which confers independent legal personality on an organisation and defines its objectives, constitution and powers to govern its own affairs. Incorporation by Charter is a prestigious way of acquiring legal personality and reflects the high status of that body. Charters are granted rarely, and a body applying for a Charter would normally be expected to demonstrably meet several criteria, regarding its reputation, its standing and its contribution to the profession. CIISec meets those criteria, which reflects how strong and respected our membership is in the professional community and the influence we bring to bear in shaping the information security profession.

"We are in a unique position of being the only pure-play information security institution being granted Charter, which I think demonstrates the importance that government and industry are placing on the ‘professionalisation agenda’ for information security, something we are at the centre of." Dr Alastair MacWillson, former Chair, CIISec

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