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The Information Security Group is delighted to support the work of a number of information security partnerships. We currently have formal relationships with the following organisations:


 I4 The International Information Integrity Institute

(I-4) is an organisation of commercial entities with an interest in information security. The ISG is an academic member of I-4.


The Information Security Forum (ISF) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that aims to provide guidance on all aspects of information security. The ISG is an academic member of the ISF. The collaboration sees the ISG’s academics working with other ISF members on a variety of practical information security problems and will give promising MSc students the resources and support to study real-world problems as part of their course. It will also allow ISG members to access the ISF’s extensive research database.


The Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) is a professional body that aims to advance the professionalism of information security practitioners. The ISG was one of the first academic partners of the IISP. The ISG works closely with the IISP in a number of different ways, including the hosting of events.


The Cyber Security Challenge is a series of national online games and competitions that test the cyber security abilities of individuals and teams from every walk of life. It is designed to excite and inspire anyone considering a career in the cyber security industry. The ISG is a sponsor of the Cyber Security Challenge and provides a range of expertise in the development of the competitions, as well as providing prizes.


The ISG is also delighted to be working closely with the following organisations:

Crestlogo  The Council for Registered Ethical Security Testers

(CREST) provides certifications for organisations and individuals providing penetration testing services. The ISG works closely with CREST by hosting events. CREST also support the ISG teaching programmes. 


The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a not-for-profit organisation that is dedicated to improving the security of software. The ISG hosts regional meetings of OWASP London Chapter events.


The British Computer Society Information Security Specialist Group (BCS-ISSG) is a sub-group of the BCS dedicated to information security. The BCS-ISSG support the award of the annual David Lindsay Prize to the best MSc Information Security project dissertation.


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