New Engineering Council guidance on security

A new guidance recently published to provide advice for engineers and technicians on their critical role in dealing with security, and their associated responsibilities to keep society safe.

The Engineering Council
The Engineering Council's guidance on security has been developed with ICE and a number of other professional institutions
  • Updated: 01 September, 2016
  • Author: Ed Horton

Developed in consultation with 35 professional engineering institutions, including ICE, it sets out six key principles to guide engineers and technicians in identifying, assessing, managing and communicating issues about security.

The principles emphasise the importance of taking a security-minded approach to both professional and personal life, being aware of and taking responsibility for all security related issues.

You can view the full guidance on the Engineering Council’s website. You can also request a handy wallet-sized card that lists the six principles by contacting

We recommend that all members and potential members familiarise themselves with the guidance and ensure that they follow it in their everyday work and lives.