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.
The primary goal of the ISSA organization 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 systems security and for the professionals involved. Members include practitioners at all levels of the security field in a broad range of nt.
ISSA is dedicated to providing the following services to the information security community
- Promote the education and expand the knowledge and skills of its members in the interrelated fields of information systems security and information data processing
- Encourage a free exchange of information security techniques, approaches, and problem solving by its members
- Provide communication to keep members abreast of current events in information processing and security, providing benefits to them and their employers
- Communicate to management, and to systems and information processing professionals the importance of establishing controls necessary to ensure the secure organization and utilization of information processing resources