Institute of Cyber Digital Investigation Professionals (ICDIP)
About The ICDIP
The Institute of Cyber Digital Investigation Professionals (ICDIP) promotes, develops, and represents the professionalism, integrity and excellence of those operating within cyber digital investigations.
ICDIP exists to professionalise Law Enforcement and others who undertake or support cyber digital investigations. Cyber and digital skills are part of modern Law Enforcement and investigation skills, and organisations need to continually develop and invest in their staff to keep them up to date and provide the public with the service they deserve.
Recognition & Networking Hub
ICDIP provides professional recognition and values specialist cyber and digital skills. The accreditation is recognised at court, and membership provides access to a large national network of cyber and digital specialists across Law Enforcement and beyond, with the added bonus of membership of Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec), and access to CIISec’s benefits and wider network.
The accreditation process is an assessment of competency against the skills and standards framework. It requires the candidate to put together a portfolio of evidence which is peer reviewed and at the Senior level they will undertake an interview.
Join us today and become a part of our growing community
I am a Detective Inspector but I had little practitioner knowledge prior to entering the Digital Investigation and Intelligence discipline. I found ICDIP very helpful as a means to test myself, record skills I possessed, and identify gaps where I needed to develop.
ICDIP Member Benefits
The ICDIP provides a unique competency-based accredited membership that is the first and only one of its kind. The ICDIP assessment of competency values demonstration of skills as part of an investigation as opposed to just knowledge or qualifications.
Providing professional value and recognition of specialist cyber digital skills by demonstrating evidence of competency against skills and standards awarding an industry recognised membership and accreditation that sets them apart as experts in cyber digital investigations.
Leads to increased success at court as evidence becomes accepted due to increased credibility.
Builds and provides access to a national network of cyber digital investigation professionals across Law Enforcement, private industry, academia and business.
A clearly defined development and career pathway resulting in increased employee satisfaction and reducing churn.
Professionalisation of the cyber digital investigation profession. A national body allows for the sharing of information and continuous professional development on a wide scale which in turn develops best practice and provides confidence for stakeholders.
Exclusive ICDIP access to CPD and tradecraft events in the form of masterclasses, and access to free or discounted training events.
Awards membership of the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec) and access to all their benefits. This includes access to development programmes, webinars, magazines, cyber security resources and access to 15,000 peers. This also includes the award of industry recognised post-nominals.
Provides the opportunity to assess others, in turn improving the profession. By assessing and interviewing peer applications it raises knowledge and understanding of other areas of cyber digital investigations. Giving back to the community widens an individual’s professional network.
Investment in staff and continuing professional development. Law enforcement need to be continually working out challenges that they face now and in the future. Specialist staff should be at the forefront of knowledge that is continually developing and evolving to provide the best possible service to the public when investigating crimes and incidents.