Associations & Organizations
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Associations (AFCEA) is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia as an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, IT, intelligence, and global security.
BITS is a not-for-profit, CEO-driven financial service industry consortium made up of 100 of the largest financial institutions in the US. BITS provides intellectual capital and fosters collaboration to address emerging issues where financial services, technology, and commerce intersect as well as security standards and best practices such as the Shared Assessments program.
Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) is a private nonprofit organization with the sole public mission of accelerating the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology by creating a credible, efficient certification process.
Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) was created in 1997 to provide a forum for dialogue among leading figures in government, industry, and academia. CISSE’s goal is to work together to define current and emerging requirements for information assurance education and to influence and encourage the development and expansion of information assurance curricula, especially at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Federal Enterprise Architecture Institute (FEAC) the premier Certification Institution for Enterprise Architects, FEAC features the thought leaders and instructors in the field, including John Zachman, the Creator of the Zachman Framework.
Federal Information Systems Security Educators' Association (FISSEA) is an organization run by and for federal information systems security professionals. FISSEA assists federal agencies in meeting their computer security training responsibilities. Its purpose is to elevate the general level of information systems security knowledge for the federal government and federally-related workforce; serve as a professional forum for the exchange of information and improvement of information systems security awareness, training and education programs throughout the federal government; and provide for the professional development of its members.
Financial Services - Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) The only industry forum for collaboration on critical security threats facing the financial services sector. When attacks occur, early warning and expert advice can mean the difference between business continuity and widespread business catastrophe. Members of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) receive timely notification and authoritative information specifically designed to help protect critical systems and assets from physical and cyber security threats.
Forum for Incident Response Security Teams (FIRST) brings together a variety of computer security incident response teams from government, commercial, and educational organizations. FIRST aims to foster cooperation and coordination in incident prevention, to stimulate rapid reaction to incidents, and to promote information sharing among members and the community at large.
Healthcare and Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.
Information Systems Audit and Control Association and Foundation (ISACA) is a global organization for information governance, control, security and audit professionals. Its IS auditing and IS control standards are followed by practitioners worldwide. Its Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certifications uniquely targets information security management professionals.
Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) ® is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members.
Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) is a consortium of leading universities, national laboratories and nonprofit institutions dedicated to strengthening the cyber infrastructure of the United States.
Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association of more than 150,000 members. The IIA is recognized as the internal audit profession's leader in certification, education, research, and technical guidance.
(ISC)² is the global leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers.
IT Governance Institute (ITGI) exists to assist enterprise leaders in their responsibility to ensure that IT is aligned with the business and delivers value, its performance is measured, its resources properly allocated and its risks mitigated.
Multi-State Information Sharing Center (MS-ISAC) is a collaborative organization with participation from all 50 States, the District of Columbia, local governments, and U.S. Territories. The mission of the MS-ISAC is to provide a common mechanism for raising the level of cyber security readiness and response in each state and with local governments and the Territories.
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501c3 not-for-profit worldwide charitable organization focused on improving the security of application software.
Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s leading not-for-profit association for the project management profession. PMI is recognized for the advocacy programs we conduct with governments, organizations and industries around the world as they recognize and embrace project management to achieve business results.
SANS is the largest source for information security training and security certification in the world.
Unified Compliance Framework (UCF) reduces the regulatory tornado to a much smaller set of harmonized controls, giving you a single point of control over hundreds of complex compliance requirements from around the world.
Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is mission is to improve the quality of healthcare through effective and efficient information exchange and management.