(ISC)²® Announces Formation of Global Chapter Program

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Initiative Focused on Supporting Professionals and “Advancing Information Security One Community at a Time”

(ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”), the world’s largest not-for-profit information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP®, today announced the formation of the (ISC)² Chapter Program. (ISC)² members now have the ability to build their own chapters anywhere in the world to connect with peers, share knowledge, collaborate on projects, raise security awareness and discover new opportunities within the information security profession in local communities of like-minded professionals.

The first official (ISC)² chapters to form are in the following locations: Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, and the U.S. (ISC)² will also be transitioning the members of its Affiliated Local Interest Group (ALIG) program into the Chapter Program. Through the Chapter Program, (ISC)² can provide more support to its members who might not be able to regularly attend conferences or who are in areas where (ISC)² does not have events or a presence.

“Our members have long requested chapters. We are pleased that we now have the infrastructure and capability to offer a Chapter Program and to support burgeoning information security communities around the world,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of (ISC)². “We see tremendous value in facilitating the collaboration of knowledge with fellow (ISC)2 credential holders and other information security professionals within local areas so that chapter members can gain a sense of fellowship with colleagues and, subsequently, continue to move the profession forward.”

(ISC)² will also offer events, educational opportunities and materials for its chapters. Other Chapter Program benefits include:

  •     Participation in co-sponsored events with other industry associations
  •     Ability to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for chapter leadership by participating in professional activities
  •     Participation in local community outreach projects (public service) to educate citizens about information security
  •     Engagement in leadership opportunities, such as:

o    Acting as a chapter officer
o    Speaking at chapter meetings or special events
o    Mentoring credential seeking professionals

  •     Receiving special discounts on promotional and educational products and events
  •     Assisting (ISC)2 initiatives by writing articles for publication or speaking to university students

For more information on starting a chapter or on the Chapter Program, please visit http://www.isc2.org/chapters, or to find a local (ISC)2 Chapter, visit our Chapter Directory at http://www.isc2.org/CH-directory.

For questions about the (ISC)2 Chapter program, please contact chapters(at)isc2(dot)org or call +1-727-785-0189, ext. 200.

© 2011, (ISC)² Inc. (ISC)², CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP, ISSEP, and CSSLP, CAP, SSCP and CBK are registered marks of (ISC)², Inc.

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