Over the last 10 years, John has worked on behalf of the IAP with others, firstly in the formation of the Cyber Security Alliance, which in turn then worked with various offices of Government to create the UK Cyber Security Council (UKCSC). This started as part of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy, recognising the threat to our country from domestic and foreign agents, recognising the need for a centralised lead.

From the initial discussions with the Cabinet Office, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Department of Digital, Communications, Media and Sport (DCMS) to understand the problem and to formulate the initiative to begin the process of creating the UK CSC.

This led to the coming together of like minded organisations to create the Cyber Security Alliance, including organisations, like the IET, WCIT, ISACA, ISC2 …. John was a key member of both the Formation Project and several sub committees to bring the UKCSC into being.

The UK Cyber Security Council is the self-regulatory body for the UK’s cyber security profession. It develops, promotes and stewards nationally recognised standards for cyber security in support of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy to make the UK the safest place to live and work online.

John currently chairs the IAP’s Cyber Security Community of Practice (CyberCOP) a group of like minded professionals in the software development world, with the aim of advising the public, business and other software developers on the way to minimise any risks.

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