Developing and Connecting Cybersecurity Leaders Globally

13,000 cybersecurity professionals, 150 chapters across 70 countries worldwide.

Benefits of ISSA Membership

If you currently hold certifications, you can earn CPE credits by attending chapter meetings, ISSA Web Conferences, reading or contributing an article to the ISSA Journal or volunteering for activities associated with putting on educational meetings or conferences.


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.



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.


Professional Networking

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.


Advance Career

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.


Local Chapters

No other professional information security organization provides local networking and educational opportunities. The ISSA's157 chapters and its members can become your strongest allies when support is needed to get the job done.


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.







ISSA is a nonprofit organization for the information security profession committed to promoting effective cyber security on a global basis. a) Being a respected forum for networking and collaboration b) Providing education and knowledge sharing at all career lifecycle stages c) 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”
Integrity: Evidenced by a reputation for trustworthiness earned through ethical, fair, transparent, and professional behavior. Excellence: Evidenced by a commitment to expertise and experience in our field. Respect: Evidenced in appreciation of the value of diverse perspectives and experience in promoting a culture of leadership and innovation in a global organization.
Goal A: Leadership: ISSA will lead the global security community collaboration to protect society from security threats. Goal B: Program: ISSA will provide the profession with highly qualified practitioners and high quality education and training. Goal C: Influence: ISSA will serve as a respected and trusted source and advisor on information security related technology, education, standards, and legislation.
Organize and provide international conferences, local chapter meetings and seminars that offer educational programs, training and valuable networking opportunities Provide access to information through the ISSA Website as well as online E-Newsletters and in the monthly ISSA Journal Earn CPE credits by attending chapter meetings, ISSA Web Conferences, subscribing to the ISSA Journal or serving as a chapter or international council leader Offer opportunities for members to volunteer by joining committees, which provide leadership opportunities in the security industry Enhance professional stature and advance the profession by sharing your expertise as an event speaker or contributor to the ISSA Journal