CyCOS Partners

The project is supported by an extensive set of external partners who bring further relevant expertise and experience, and additional routes by which to engage with the SME community.


The partners form an Advisory Board, meeting regularly throughout the project, offering input and feedback to further guide the activities.

The Home Office is focused on safeguarding the security and economic prosperity of the UK. As a project partner it has particular interest in understanding the support available to SMEs, and the contribution that can be made by the Cyber Security Communities of Support (CyCOS) and will utilise the findings to inform future policy actions

The IASME Consortium is the NCSC’s sole delivery partner for Cyber Essentials; the Government backed minimum level of cyber security for businesses. IASME offers linkage to the SME community and expertise to guide CyCOS activities.

ISC2 is a leading international provider of cyber security skills and certification, with over 168,000 certified members worldwide. Alongside expertise to inform activities across the project, (ISC)2 will enable upskilling of SMEs and advisors participating in the CyCOS pilots.

Three participating Cyber Resilience Centres (London, Eastern and East Midlands) support SMEs and third sector organisations reduce their vulnerability to cybercrime. Each offers unique expertise across the project.

CIISec is an independent not-for-profit body with over 10,000 members, dedicated to professionalism in cyber security. The primary aim of the institute is to provide a universally accepted focal point for the information security profession.

The Centre for the New Midlands is an independent, not-for-profit think tank seeking collaborative solutions to the social and economic challenges in the Midlands. They work with residents and organisations to discover new solutions to help solve the region’s biggest social and economic challenges and are the place where people come to ‘debate, shape and create’ a better region.


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