A Royal Charter is an instrument of incorporation, granted by The Queen, which confers independent legal personality on an organisation and defines its objectives, constitution and powers to govern its own affairs. Incorporation by Charter is a prestigious way of acquiring legal personality and reflects the high status of that body. Charters are granted rarely these days, and a body applying for a Charter would normally be expected to demonstrably meet several criteria, regarding its reputation, its standing and its contribution to the profession. I am delighted to say that we meet those criteria, which I think reflects how strong and respected our membership is in the professional community and the influence we bring to bear in shaping the information security profession.
Thank you for all your support in achieving this.
Dr Alastair MacWillson
- Chair, Chartered Institute of Information Security