ASIS International and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), a global organization of information security professionals and practitioners, today announced an event partnership that will advance their shared missions—to heighten the knowledge, skills, and professional growth of security professionals across the globe.
For 2017, ISSA will be fully integrated into all facets of the
ASIS International 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017), convening September 25-28 in Dallas, Texas. In addition to developing two information security tracks for the education program, ISSA will showcase cyber security-focused solutions providers on the ASIS exhibit floor, and will host organizational meetings and social events for their members at the event. This collaboration builds upon the relationship already established with InfraGard, who will once again co-locate its Annual Congress and Conference with ASIS 2017.
“As we move into year two of our partnership with InfraGard, and now with the addition of ISSA to our program, ASIS 2017 offers an even greater forum for education, peer-to-peer connections, and product and solution evaluation to address immediate challenges and impending threats,” says Peter J. O’Neil, CAE, chief executive officer, ASIS International. “As we strengthen these alliances—and explore even more—our focus remains on reinforcing the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits as the industry’s premier event for many years to come.”
“There are numerous synergies between ASIS and ISSA that make this partnership an ideal fit for enhancing member value,” said Keyaan Williams, ISSA International Board Member and chair, Strategic Alliances Committee. “By joining forces, we can expand opportunities around professional development, information exchange, and relationship building to advance our profession, mitigate risk, and ensure the safety and security of our communities and enterprises.”
With both organizations dedicated to advancing and investing in the security profession, this alliance further supports scholarship programs and the development of education, certification, and standards and guidelines. In the months ahead, ASIS and ISSA will look to expand information sharing and the development of best practices so security professionals across disciplines—and at all stages of their career—get access to the information and resources they need to succeed personally and professionally.
“As we continue to welcome security’s most respected allied association partners to our flagship global event, it truly underlines ASIS’s commitment to reinvestment and excellence across the profession,” said Thomas J. Langer, CPP, vice president of Security, BAE Systems, Inc. and 2017 President, ASIS International. “While other corporate-owned security events pull financial resources out of the profession, I’m proud to support an event that reinvests all of its resources back into programs and education that support and advance the profession all year long. And I’m pleased to welcome ISSA to ASIS 2017.”