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Who is ISSA?

 ISSA is the community of choice for international cybersecurity professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk and protecting critical information and infrastructure.

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications, and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill, and professional growth of its members.


Mission Statement

 ISSA is a nonprofit organization for the information security profession committed to promoting effective cyber security on a global basis.

  • Being a respected forum for networking and collaboration

  • Providing education and knowledge sharing at all career lifecycle stages

  • Being a highly regarded voice of information security that influences public opinion, government legislation, education and technology with objective expertise that supports sound decision-making


Local Chapters

No other professional information security organization provides local networking and educational opportunities. The local chapters and its members can become one of your strongest allies when support is needed to get the job done.

Professional Networking

Take advantage of local ISSA Chapter meetings and the ISSA Annual Conference to meet your peers and exchange information. Learn what other IS professionals in your area are doing, and share your experiences and successes with colleagues in other ISSA chapters. Contacts developed through networking are valuable for benchmarking security practices and as a resource for you to validate security product functionality.




The ISSA Chapter meetings, regional events, and the annual conference serve as vital educational and professional resources, offering in-depth and timely information about our industry. They provide an opportunity to obtain skills and solutions to further your success. Educational opportunities include comprehensive workshops, seminars, exciting guest speakers, and presentations on new technologies in the industry. ISSA also provides members with additional discounts to international security conferences.

Career Growth

The networking and training you receive through the ISSA will provide a means to identify potential career opportunities and can get you known to those in hiring positions. You can earn CPEs for various certifications by attending meetings, webinars and conferences sponsored by the ISSA.

Leadership Opportunities

Get involved. Promote information security in your company, industry, and your community. At the local Chapter and ISSA Board levels, you can participate, learn, and help spread the word about the vital importance of information security.


Become an ISSA author or speaker. ISSA welcomes articles from members for publication on the ISSA Web site and in The ISSA Journal. Share your ideas about security, management, solutions, and innovation. Making a presentation about how you have applied security technology to address risks or ways you have adapted practices to solve problems helps other ISSA members and will identify you as an information security professional who is willing to share ideas and experiences. Plus, you can earn CISSP CPEs.

More Information

Find more information and join ISSA at ISSA International web site,

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