ISC2 MembersBenefits 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

November.December 2015 ThumbnailInfoSecurity Professional Magazine

Our members-only, global, digital magazine, InfoSecurity Professional is distributed quarterly 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.



Free Online Events

thinkTANK logoThinkTANK

(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 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.

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(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 – 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.

Member Discount on Secure Events 

free local 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. 


Discounts on Industry Conferences

 Security Congress 2016Through 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 

intersecInterSeC - (ISC)² Social Networking Site and Job Board

InterSeC is (ISC)²'s social networking site that was purpose-built for the information security field. Meet and collaborate with your fellow members and other security professionals who share the same passion for the latest infosec knowledge. Search job postings from around the world and post your resume on the Job Board on InterSeC. In such an elite field, this is the place where true opportunities begin. 

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chapters(ISC)² Chapters

(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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member receptionsMember Receptions

(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.


Industry Recognition

Tipton 2010(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. Members 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

2010 JournalThe (ISC)² Journal

Information Security Journal: A Global Perspective, the official journal of (ISC)², provides 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.



2013 GISWSGlobal 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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Helping Kids Stay Cybersafe

Safe and Secure Online(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 a great way for members to make a difference in their communities.

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