When and where does the local chapter meet?

SFISSA Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month.

Unless otherwise stated, all regular meetings are held at:


Carl DeSantis Building

Main Davie Campus

3301 College Ave

Fort Lauderdale

Phone: 800-541-NOVA (6682)


What are the benefits of joining ISSA?

The pre-eminent trusted global information security community. The ISSA is an unbiased third party made up solely of security practitioners and, as such, is not motivated by politics or profits; only the ethical professionalism of our members and their dedication to protecting information resources in a professional manner. The ISSA is, “the pre-eminent trusted global information security community”.

Local Chapters No other professional information security organization provides local networking and educational opportunities. The ISSA’s 141 chapters and its members can become one of your strongest allies when support is needed to get the job done. Visit the Chapter Directory to find a local chapter near you.

Professional Networking When you join ISSA, you’ll 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 monthly/periodic 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. These relationships will be rich, ongoing sources of inspiration and ideas. Learn what other IS professionals in your area are doing, and share your experiences and successes with colleagues in other ISSA chapters. Contacts developed through networking are extremely beneficial for benchmarking security practices and as a resource for you to validate security product functionality.

Online Professional Networking Networking online provides the opportunity to expand your contacts without ever going to a meeting, event or conference. ISSA Connect offers members a private and secure platform for online networking, as a quick, painless way for keeping track of contacts – without having to “do lunch”. Whether you’re looking for a job interview or just trying to improve your prospects at the job you have, building your network through ISSA Connect can help.

Education 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. They provide an opportunity to obtain skills and develop solutions to further your success. Educational opportunities include comprehensive workshops, seminars, exciting guest speakers, and presentations on new technologies in the industry. ISSA also provides members with additional discounts to international security conferences.

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.

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.

Recognition 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.

Access to Information The ISSA Web site, http://www.issa.org/, provides a one-stop site for information professionals to quickly find useful information on security technologies and practices. The ISSA Journal is the Association’s monthly journal that provides members with up-to-date technical, association, and chapter news.


How much does it cost to join ISSA?

The dues for General Membership are $115.  This includes $95 for the International dues and $20 for the chapter dues.

If you are a student, the student rate is $50.  This includes $30 for the International dues and $20 for the chapter dues.

Other memberships are also available and you can find more information at the ISSA site.