The Cyber Security Body Of Knowledge

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 Lancaster University'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.

Scope Document - updated

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.

Refinement of the Scope Document following a further period of community consultation has now been undertaken and an updated version of the Scope Document v2 is available. Many thanks for all contributions, your input is appreciated.

Details of the next steps in the development of the CyBOK can be found within this version of the Scope Document and all further developments will be announced on this website.

The Updated Scope Document can be found here: Scope Document v2

Further comments are welcomed

We continue to welcome comments on the CyBOK Scope to further refine the document. These can be sent by email either as free form text or annotated PDF.

Want to know more?

For more information, please email CyBOK project team