Presentation on theme: "Www.issa.org1. 2 Overview With active participation from individuals and chapters all over the world, the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)"— Presentation transcript:
2 Overview With active participation from individuals and chapters all over the world, the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is the largest international, not-for-profit association specifically for security professionals. It provides educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members.
www.issa.org3 Vision The Global Voice of Information Security
www.issa.org4 Mission ISSA is the premier authority in information security, providing international leadership, a forum for sharing best practices, and mentoring for professionals world-wide.
www.issa.org5 Goals The primary goal of ISSA is to promote management practices that will ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information resources. The ISSA facilitates interaction and education to create a more successful environment for global information security and for the professionals involved at all levels of technical and managerial responsibility.
www.issa.org6 World Wide Membership 8000 Members in 89 Countries around the globe Chapters currently established in US, Canada, Switzerland, Australia, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, India, and Ireland Chapters working towards establishment in Brazil, UK/London, Venezuela, Indonesia, Pakistan, Taiwan, Singapore and more!
www.issa.org7 Based on individual memberships vs. corporate memberships International in scope Serves individual practitioners which in turn serve corporations Vendor neutral How is the ISSA Different?
www.issa.org8 Typical Chapter Activities The following list includes some of the important ways that ISSA members work toward achieving the Association’s goals: Organize industry conferences, meetings and seminars Provide access to information Offer support for professional development Create opportunities to provide leadership for the security industry Facilitate discussion to educate public, government, media and other important audiences
www.issa.org9 The ISSA has identified critical issues in five key areas that must be addressed for the information security industry to be successful. With its mission to be the global voice of information security, the ISSA has committed to taking a position on issues in each of the following categories to provide guidance based on vast knowledge and experience. Keys to Success
www.issa.org10 5 Key Areas 1. Executive/Board Governance The key issues that executive management and boards of directors must know to establish and maintain information security as a necessary function of their business. 2. Industry Self-Governance, Standards and Best Practices A set of agreed-to guidelines that the IT community places on itself as a collective group, establishing criteria that should be met by all industry professionals. 3. Government and Legal Issues Issues that must be first understood, then addressed by government and legal organizations to create national and international policy and establish legal framework.
www.issa.org11 5 Key Areas 4. Education and Awareness Information and advice for security professionals and end-users describing their role and responsibility to help improve Internet security on a global scale. 5. Technical Issues Concerns of professionals that deal specifically with daily security tactics, such as product development, systems integration, networking and security administration.
www.issa.org12 ISSA Member Benefits Annual International Conference - Features renowned security experts - Current topics and issues Web site - Resource for news - Research tool (Doc. Library & Discussion Board) “ISSA Journal” - membership magazine - Full color hardcopy information source continuously growing to meet needs of membership
www.issa.org13 Typical Chapter Activities Regularly scheduled meetings - Presentations based on chapter members needs - Often hosted by member’s companies May include special training sessions - Specific topic training - Offered at reduce rate or free - All dependent on members needs – rotate management and technical subjects
www.issa.org14 ISSA International Additional Activities Committees - Certification Programs Committee - Community Outreach Committee - Conference Planning Committee - Privacy Committee - Professional Ethics Committee - And more …