Individual Membership

Membership of CIISec

CIISec accredit information security professionals to ensure that they meet the highest professional standards and our competency based memberships are widely recognised in the information security industry. The competency-based assessment is the only one in the profession, setting it apart from knowledge-based qualifications. There are currently four levels of membership, which cater for those new to the profession through to those with extensive experience.


All individuals who wish to join CIISec will join as either a Student or Affiliate member. Having become a member, individuals should then apply to upgrade their membership to higher levels by demonstrating their practical experience and breadth of knowledge. This is assessed through a written application for Associate Membership and an application followed by interview for Full Membership.

Start your CIISec Journey!

All members of CIISec begin by becoming either a student or affiliate member. This opens the door to access of all membership benefits the CIISec community carries. When you feel you have the necessary experience apply to upgrade to an accredited level of membership to have your expertise recognised. 

Upgrade your CIISec Membership!

Ready to upgrade? Apply to have your competency recognised at an assessed level and become an industry recognised accredited individual. Take the next step in your career and CIISec membership journey to Associate or Full Membership by demonstrating your practical experience and knowledge in your application.

Membership benefits include access to:

  • CIISec’s development Frameworks including the Skills Framework which is used by Industry, Government and Academia to develop and benchmark capability
  • Industry recognised postnominals
  • A wide range of intellectual property on our web site including YouTube videos from events led by subject matter experts and industry leaders
  • Our events programme which includes masterclass events and regional branch meetings.
  • Regular updates on the profession and its issues via our quarterly magazine and monthly newsletters
  • Discounts on our annual CIISec Live event and other industry events
  • Discounts on CIISec Accredited training courses
  • Access to jobs from our Corporate members

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