The ISSA is the community of choice for international cybersecurity professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk and protecting critical information and infrastructure. Of several reasons which a Cybersecurity professional may find compelling to join ISSA, a few key ones include:
|Diverse and widespread local chapters
The ISSA professional information security organization provides extensive local networking and educational opportunities. ISSA’s 157 chapters worldwide and its members can become your strongest allies when support is needed to get the job done. Visit the Chapter Directory to find a local chapter near you.
|Leadership and Recognition
ISSA provides opportunities for active participation at Board and Chapter levels. As an ISSA author and/or speaker you can leverage the ISSA Journal and KSEs to share your insights with the industry. Your ideas on security challenges, management, innovation, cases on how you have applied security technology to address risks or innovative ways you have adapted practices to solve problems goes a long way in establishing you as a globally recognized thought leader.
|Extensive professional networking opportunities
Deepen existing business relationships and make new contacts on a regular and on-going basis. The networking opportunities ISSA provides goes beyond the exchange of business cards. As you attend local chapter meetings, become active on a committee or take a prominent leadership role, you’ll forge lasting ties with others all who have common professional interests and similar business concerns. These relationships will be rich, ongoing sources of inspiration and ideas. Contacts developed through networking are extremely beneficial for benchmarking security practices and as a resource for you to validate security product functionality.
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. The ISSA also provides updated job postings on its Web site. Plus, you can earn CPEs for various certifications by attending meetings and conferences sponsored by the ISSA.
The ISSA Chapter meetings, regional events, and the annual conference serve as vital educational and professional resources, offering in-depth and timely information about the information security industry. Meetings and events help you obtain skills and develop solutions to further your success. Educational opportunities include comprehensive workshops, seminars, knowledgeable guest speakers, and presentations on new technologies in the industry. ISSA also provides members with additional discounts to a spectrum of security conferences.
|Annual membership for Dutch ISSA members costs – $125 ($95 ISSA international +$30 local chapter)|