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What is security Engineering?

Security engineering is generally defined as ’the design and application of physical, personnel and cyber protective security measures to protect assets and operations against malicious attacks such as terrorism, espionage and crime’.

The Register of Security Engineers and Specialists (RSES) has been established to promote excellence in security engineering by providing a benchmark of professional quality against which its members have been independently assessed.  Registration is open to engineers, applied scientists and specialists who apply their knowledge to securing the built environment and infrastructure.


A list of companies employing members of the Register can be found here.


For details about applying for the register and the application process please refer to the RSES Guidance.

Applications to the RSES are made on an individual basis under particular category headings and grades. In the RSES guidance you’ll find full details of each category and the application and assessment process. If you are unsure of your eligibility to apply, the first step is to complete and return an RSES Enquiry Form this will help us understand better your eligibility and suitable grade.

Potential applicants submitting a formal expression of interest and in need of assistance with acquiring an application sponsor are encouraged to contact those companies that identify members in their RSES category.

All application documentation can be found on the ICE website.


For further questions, please contact or telephone 0207 665 2376.

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The RSES is sponsored by the National Protective Security Authority (NPSA) formerly known as CPNI.