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 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.

Draft Knowledge Areas (KAs) - released for comment

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 release of the first KAs, Cryptography and Software Security for public review. You are invited to contribute to the development of these KAs by sending your comments to the CyBOK project team. All contributions, big or small, are welcomed so please input yourself and feel free to forward this invitation to anyone else who may be interested.

These KAs will be open for public review for 4 weeks until Friday 25 May 2018.

Further KAs will be released over the coming months, so watch this space!

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