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Diversity, Equality and Inclusion statement

The cyber security industry has a significant skills shortage which is helping to exacerbate the number of security incidents.  There is a global need to develop and enhance the capabilities of the existing cyber security workforce but there is also a pressing need to encourage new talented people into the industry to combat novel and ever more sophisticated threats.

Recruiting employees from a diverse and inclusive talent pool with different thinking styles and approaches can help innovation, add value to an organisation and contribute to employee well-being and engagement.  Everyone deserves the opportunity to develop skills and talents to their full potential and to work in safe, supportive and inclusive environments.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment to maximise the potential of all staff, providing equal opportunities in all aspects of employment to foster an environment of mutual respect and dignity, and avoiding unlawful discrimination at work.  The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect:  it means understanding that each individual is unique and recognising and appreciating our differences and commonalities.

We will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, bullying or victimisation of employees or third parties who do work on our behalf, and we expect our members, service users and service providers to abide by the same principles.