As the leading professional institute for IT professionals, BCS provides informed comment and opinion on various topical issues within the IT arena. Position Statements allow BCS to declare where it stands on a specific issue and helps influence IT policy. As a BCS Member you are able to help form the BCS Postition Statements.

BCS Digital Brexit Report

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Brexit potentially provides the UK with an incredible opportunity to create jobs, drive growth, create a fairer society, and position itself as a digital world leader, according to a new report by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
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The Future of the Internet

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The internet will continue to grow as an essential resource for people to access education, health information, work, cultural resources and entertainment. Society's ability to sustain an effective economy will depend to an increasing extent on the ability of their citizens to access the internet and its resources. The governance of the internet is a contentious area, in which the emergent balance between individual freedoms, government control, the profitability of incumbent businesses and innovation is uncertain.


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The term offshoring is commonly used to describe the transfer of work from a higher wage to a lower wage economy. It has been developed in the IT industry as a technique for achieving cost savings by providing services from countries with relatively low wage levels and access to large numbers of qualified software engineers.

IT Systems Assurance

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IT systems assurance is the process by which the CIO/CTO provides evidence to senior management that the IT function is meeting its governance requirements relating to the acquisition and implementation of new systems and their subsequent delivery and support of IT services to stakeholders. It primarily concerns itself with governance, confidentiality, integrity, availability, compliance and value for money.

Penetration Testing

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Penetration testing is a method for evaluating computer and network security by simulating an attack on a computer system or network. The objective is to find security flaws and configuration errors, and to provide the organisation with remediation advice in order to minimise the risk of a successful attack. It primarily concerns itself with governance, confidentiality, integrity, availability, risk management and compliance.
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