A comprehensive Body of Knowledge to inform and underpin education and professional training for the cyber security sector
The CyBOK project aims to bring cyber security into line with the more established sciences by distilling knowledge from major internationally-recognised experts to form a Cyber Security Body of Knowledge that will provide much-needed foundations for this emerging topic. The project, funded by the National Cyber Security Programme, is led by the University of Bristol's Professor Awais Rashid, along with other leading cyber security experts - including Professor Andrew Martin, Professor George Danezis, Professor Emil Lupu and Dr Howard Chivers.
Following wide community consultation with both academia and industry, key knowledge areas (KAs) have been identified to form the scope of the CyBOK. The Scope document provides an overview of these top-level KAs and the sub-topics that should be covered under each.
We are very pleased to announce the first issue of the Cryptography and Software Security KAs following a period of public consultation. The KAs can be downloaded here:
We would like to understand how the CyBOK is being used and its uptake so we request that organisations using, or intending to use, CyBOK for the purpose of education, training, course development, professional development etc. to contact us at email@example.com to let us know how CyBOK is being used.
Please note that a fully-collated CyBOK document which includes all 19 Knowledge Areas is anticipated to be released by the end of July 2019. It is likely this will include updated page layout and formatting.
Further KAs will be released for public consultation over the coming months, so watch this space!
For more information, please email CyBOK project team
17 July 2018: Issue 1.0 of the Cryptography Knowledge Area released.
16 July 2018: Issue 1.0 of the Software Security Knowledge Area released.