During April, ISC2 held its second global community service event. ISC2gether provides opportunities for ISC2 members, chapters, staff, families, and friends to join globally to give back, provide service to our communities, and implement activities to help improve the world around us throughout the month.

Collectively,148 volunteers contributed 665 hours of service, with an economic impact of $22,271! This year, individuals had the opportunity to participate and record their service and time after the activity. This yielded diverse volunteer activities including cyber awareness education, children and youth, human services, as well as civic and community work, resulting in 58.5 hours of volunteer service. Two groups organized by ISC2 members presented cyber safety and awareness workshops to seniors and students.

Nine chapters organized a variety of volunteer events, including beach clean-ups, food pantry stocking and distribution, and education. They are Central Florida/Space Coast, Hong Kong, Japan, London, Malaysia, New Jersey, Tampa Bay, and Toronto. Kudos to the New Jersey chapter for donating $500 to the Community Foodbank of New Jersey. Additionally, several ISC2 staff supported community, environmental, animal, and disaster relief initiatives by volunteering individually or with family and friends.

Special recognition to ISC2 member Donald Everett who organized 19 events, totaling 205 service hours throughout April, centering on assisting senior citizens with cybersecurity challenges. To accomplish this, he coordinated daily secure shredding bins for sensitive document disposal and weekly workshops on senior relevant topics: Online Threats/Cybersecurity Best Practices; Selling Online (eBay, licensing, tax setup); “Cutting the Cord” to save money; Identity Theft-Prevention & Resolution.

About the event, Donald wrote, “I am writing to express my heartfelt gratitude for providing us with the platform to focus on assisting senior citizens with cybersecurity challenges. The event was a success and has inspired me to further engage with the community and offer additional sessions throughout the year to educate and empower our seniors in this digital age. The initiative not only provided valuable knowledge but also fostered a sense of community and support that is often needed but sometimes overlooked.

“Please extend my thanks to everyone involved in planning and executing this annual event. Your leadership in this endeavor has significantly impacted the lives of many, and it is greatly appreciated. Again, thank you for your commitment to social responsibility and for setting a remarkable example of corporate citizenship.”

A heartfelt thank you to all who joined the giving movement and contributed to the success of ISC2gether.