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What is the Cyber Security Consortium?

The IET has created a new Consortium to help organisations tackle today’s cyber security threats.

Bringing together industry leaders and experts in cyber security, the Consortium will develop good practice guidance and share knowledge to confront issues and tackle today’s threats.

In line with the aims of the IET, the Consortium helps to bring the engineering and technology communities together to better shape the agenda for dealing with this ever growing risk. The Consortium’s primary purpose is to develop good practice guidance, hold networking events for sharing knowledge and to provide regular updates on cyber security issues including case studies, government initiatives, white papers and best practice solutions.  

Could you help inform the future of cyber security?



Joining the Consortium

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The Consortium is an invitation only Consortium, with an annual membership fee, and you can register your interest in joining. After a request to join has been received, we will contact you to discuss your membership options and your requirements for joining the Consortium.  Membership involvement is flexible, meaning you can give as much or as little of your time as suits you. You may wish to just receive copies of the latest guidance and occasionally attend one of our free events, or if you would like to influence future standards you can request to join one of our committees.  

Membership benefits

Joining the Cyber Security Consortium brings a wealth of benefits for you and your company, not only can you be seen to be influencing the future of Cyber Security but you will receive free guidance materials, be invited to our free-to-attend events and more:

Cyber Security guidance materials


  • Meet and network with key industry leaders at our bi-annual events
  • Hear presentations on the latest key issues and threats in Cyber Security
  • Protect your business, ensure you are up-to-date on the latest threats
  • Promote and discuss the issues that matter to your business
  • Volunteer for involvement in our technical committees
  • Influence the future direction of the Consortium

IET on-line resources


  • Access our dedicated online community, using the IET’s well established MyCommunity platform, ensuring effective networking and information sharing.


  • Receive our quarterly newsletter, dedicated to providing a summary of key events, publications and white papers as well as outlining the main activities of the Consortium.

We have a rolling programme of work producing consensus driven standards and guidance in this critical and highly topical area.  The Consortium benefits from a wide pool of engineering expertise and has access to many of the IET’s resources including its venues, facilities, thought leadership and networking capabilities.

The IET and cyber security

The IET has undertaken a significant amount of thought leadership and research work in this important area and it is one of the most significant issues for our member organisations as they move into a highly “connected” world.

The IET sectors, which cover the built environment, information and communications, energy, design and production and transport, are all areas vulnerable to cyber security risks and we have already published insights, case studies and special interest publications, and run many successful events to assist our members in dealing with the threats posed by the many cyber security incidents that are happening on a daily basis.