Benefits of (ISC)² Membership
Being a member of (ISC)² says a lot about who you are, which is, after all, a consummate professional in a world fraught with security threats. Certification gives you the backing, the education, the colleagues, the networking system, and the power to face these threats head on.
With (ISC)² certification, you’ll be part of a globally recognized family of information professionals. You’ll have access to our full spectrum of global resources, educational tools, and peer networking opportunities, as well as industry event discounts and much more.
When you become an (ISC)² credential holder, you become an (ISC)² Member, and may take advantage of these and other benefits:
Free Members-Only Magazine
InfoSecurity Professional Magazine
Our members-only, global, digital magazine, InfoSecurity Professional is a bimonthly publication and comes to members as a FREE benefit for being a member of (ISC)². This online publication keeps members up to date on hot industry trends and provides a CPEopportunity. You can now enjoy the flip book version to easily read on tablets and other mobile devices.
Easily share your credential online with a digital badge. Members can attach a badge to a website, email signature, or social network, and with one simple click, employers and other interested parties can easily view and verify the credential and the skills and experience required to earn it.
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(ISC)²'s members-only resource for researching and tracking vulnerabilities and mitigating risks.
Check out the latest exclusive, members-only resource that researches and tracks vulnerabilities using proprietary, state-of-the-art algorithms to aggregate, categorize, and prioritize vulnerabilities affecting tens of thousands of products.
Create a customized feed filtered by the vendors, technologies, and keywords that are relevant to your interests.
UCF Common Control Hub
(ISC)² has partnered with The Unified Compliance Framework, developer of the only patented compliance database framework, to offer a version of the Common Controls Hub exclusively for the global (ISC)² membership. The system provides (ISC)² members with rapid access to a massive data repository of more than 90,000 individual mandates from 800-plus laws and standards from around the globe. Built on the Unified Compliance Framework®, the Common Controls Hub SaaS portal gives compliance professionals the ability to centrally scope, define, and maintain regulatory demands online. Members can now automatically compile custom, harmonized control lists in minutes by vertical industries, market segments, and geographies.
Common Controls Hub supports (ISC)²'s ongoing mission to provide the latest industry information and professional tools to their global network of dedicated information security professionals in support of their career objectives. The basic tool is free for anyone to use. The real benefit to members, however, is a 10% discount on the full corporate product, which provides all of the printable documents and checklists. This is done in the form of a rebate once the member’s status is confirmed. The full corporate product starts at $4,995.00 a year, potentially saving members over $500!
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50% Off on (ISC)² Official Books
(ISC)² CBK Discount Now Available to (ISC)² Members
(ISC)² is offering members 50% off its CBK sold directly from our publishers, CRC Press and Wiley, which includes the Official CBK guides to all (ISC)² certifications.
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50% Off on (ISC)² Study Guides
(ISC)² Study Guide Discount Now Available to (ISC)² Members
(ISC)² is offering members 50% off its study guides sold directly from the publisher, John Wiley & Sons Inc., which includes the The Official SSCP Study Guide and The Official CISSP Study Guide.
Free Online Events
(ISC)² e-Symposium Seminar Series is an exclusive program available only to (ISC)² members for FREE. It provides an opportunity to learn about hot industry topics and interact live with industry experts while earning valuable CPEs – all from the convenience of your computer at work or at home. These half-day online seminars are offered regularly and cover the latest topics in mind of information security professionals around the world. (ISC)² members earn 3 CPEs per e-Sympoium after successfully watching all presentations and successfully passing the quiz.
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(ISC)² ThinkTANK webinars include both Roundtable webinars and Technically Speaking webinars. ThinkTANK Webinars are regularly held, 60-minute seminars which bring together subject matter experts to discuss and debate current security topics. The new ThinkTANK Technically Speaking Webinars are comprised of three, one-hour webinars and a short series of whitepages which all address a single topic and specifically address timely topics on a technical level. The series is FREE to all (ISC)² members to attend, either live online or via archive. CPEs can be earned for attending webinars.
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From the Trenches
(ISC)² From the Trenches webinars is the newest webinar that features expert practitioners from different corners of the infosecurity world to discuss their "hands on" experiences in dealing with challenges and threats that are seen in their working day. They are 60-minute webinars each. (ISC)² members earn 1 CPE per webinar.
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(ISC)² Security Briefings are 1-hour webinars that provide an opportunity for attendees to take a "deep dive" into a topic by listening to a multi-part webinar series on a subject over a short period of time. (ISC)² members appreciate the opportunity to immerse themselves in a topic and hear how an industry expert approaches solving the issue(s) being discussed. (ISC)² members earn 1 CPE per Security Briefing.
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EMEA Secure Webinars
(ISC)² EMEA Secure Webinars BrightTALK channel is a platform for Europe, Middle East and Africa based (ISC)² members and the broader security community to learn about the latest trends, tools and best practices in cyber, information, software and infrastructure security. All sessions are interactive, allowing the community to ask questions and get involved in the live webinars. The series are free and available live or archive.
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(ISC)² EMEA eSummits are 3-hour webinars similar to traditional conferences. Held on a quarterly basis, they feature a number of live expert speakers presenting on the latest topics and trends. (ISC)² EMEA invite prominent figures to share their insights into key industry issues and challenges, and trusted vendors that offer practical advice and cutting edge solutions to those challenges.
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Member Discount on Secure Events
One and Two Day (ISC)² Secure Events
(ISC)² one-day local events are discounted to our members and hosted in major cities around the world. Since space is limited, non-members are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis with a nominal entrance fee. Non-members with affiliations to other organizations may receive a discount. While (ISC)² charges a reduced fee for members at our multiple day events, including our annual (ISC)² Security Congress, the knowledge gained is well worth the price of admission. Secure Events also provide aCPE opportunity.
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Discounts on Industry Conferences
(ISC)² Security Congress
Through our relationships with prominent industry conferences, we’re able to offer our members discounts on industry events and conference worldwide. Many of these reputable, renowned events also provide the opportunity to earn valuable CPEs while learning cutting-edge developments in the field, putting you ahead of the rest.
Networking Opportunities with Cybersecurity's Brightest
(ISC)² Chapters provide peer networking and professional development opportunities to (ISC)² members and other information security specialists in their local communities. (ISC)² members can form a chapter in their local area to offer convenient educational opportunities, promote awareness of the information security profession, and provide greater access to other local professionals through knowledge sharing activities.
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(ISC)² hosts receptions at notable industry conferences in cities worldwide to offer members networking opportunities and provide a venue for collaborating and sharing ideas. Members also have the chance to meet and share their observations and feedback with (ISC)² staff in informal settings.
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(ISC)² Global Awards Program
(ISC)² ’s Global Awards program raises awareness of distinguished information security professionals. (ISC)² established Global Awards to recognize the crucial work our colleagues are doing to advance the workforce. The annual Harold F. Tipton Award specifically celebrates individuals for their lifelong contributions to the advancement of the information security profession. You may also be qualified to take part in our Information Security Leadership recognition programs which give awards in the Americas, Asia-Pacific and to workers in the U.S. government.
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Access to Industry-leading Research
The (ISC)² Journal
Information Security Journal: A Global Perspective, the official journal of (ISC)²provides essential information for managing the security of a modern, evolving enterprise. Members pay only US $45 for one year (six issues); non-members pay US $175.
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Global Information Security Workforce Study
(ISC)² conducts the only global study of the information security workforce. A must-read, this in-depth, invaluable profile provides critical data about the trends and statistics affecting the workforce.
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Information Security Insight Reports
In partnership with 451 Research, 451 Alliance members receive specially selected research reports. Updated monthly, each report delivers intelligent and concise advice on the technologies and services that drive IT innovation.
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Helping Kids Stay Cybersafe
(ISC)² Safe and Secure Online Program
Through our Safe and Secure Online Program, our member volunteers help children ages 7-14 learn how to protect themselves online. With support from Childnet International, a UK-based charity that aims to make the Internet a safe place for children, we began Safe and Secure Online in 2006 to address the gap in security advice that exists in children's safety outreach efforts. The Safe and Secure online program is not only a great way to educate children about staying safe online, but it's also a fun and rewarding way to earn CPEs.
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International Academic Program (IAP)
(ISC)² works with academic and higher education institutions around the world to support the development of curricula and teaching for cyber, information and software security. Developed to equip more graduates with much-needed cybersecurity skills, this program provides access to the professional knowledge maintained by (ISC)²’s certified membership of practicing professionals. Universities have the opportunity to design a program of resources to suit particular requirements at the undergraduate and graduate level, and enhance the professional development of their teaching staff. Students have the opportunity to pursue a globally- recognized professional certification with their university degree, and to be welcomed into the international professional community as an Associate of (ISC)² as they enter the workforce.
The (ISC)² International Academic Program (IAP) previously known as the (ISC)² Global Academic program has now evolved to incorporate the contributions from the supported academic partners in all of the regions in which it operates. You can develop your program with the confidence that you are drawing from both academic and professional experience, are providing content that industry needs and will maintain, are aligning to standards that are evolving with the professional community, and providing your students with a diverse and rich career opportunity.
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