CForum is an association of industry experts driving discussions around information security today. While CForum was created to facilitate conversations around the “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” (Cybersecuirty Framework) as released by NIST, discussions have now expanded to include topics such as risk and privacy. CForum provides an online community for information sharing and best practices to assist organizations in securing their environments. Through the collaboration enabled by CForum we can help one another improve our security programs.
The Cloud Security Alliance is not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote best practices and spread industry-wide education on security assurance within Cloud Computing. CSA is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, consumers, associations and other key stakeholders and serves as an incubator for international cloud standards. CSA’s ever-expanding research and initiatives provide the industry with critical resources such as the Security Guidance and GRC Stack papers, Cloud Controls Matrix, CCSK training and certification, and the publicly accessible registry, CSA STAR.
Founded in 2002, the Executive Women's Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) is the premier member organization dedicated to engaging, advancing, and developing women leaders in Cybersecurity, IT Risk Management, Governance, Risk, Compliance, and Privacy. The EWF provides education, access, and opportunities to women at every stage of their career. Most importantly, it is a sisterhood where women are encouraged and supported to be their authentic selves, visualize their highest selves, and believe in themselves. The EWF serves emerging leaders and the most prominent influential women in our field by facilitating virtual and live programs and events throughout the year. Programs include an Annual Conference, Rising Leaders Forum for Millennial and Gen. Z members, Lift mentorship program, regional meetings, leadership development initiatives, and opportunities to network and engage with women globally.
The FAIR (Factor Analysis of Information Risk) cyber risk framework has emerged as the premier Value at Risk (VaR) framework for cybersecurity and operational risk. The FAIR Institute is a non-profit professional organization comprised of over 10,500 members worldwide, dedicated to advancing the discipline of measuring and managing information risk. We provide information risk, cybersecurity, and business executives with the standards and best practices to help organizations measure, manage and report on information risk from the business perspective. Our community at the FAIR Institute focus on innovation, education and sharing of best practices to advance the FAIR cyber risk framework and the information risk management profession.
The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) is an international, cross-sector effort dedicated to reducing cyber risk and improving our connected world. We achieve our mission by:
Uniting Global Communities: We must stand as a global community, across sectors and geography, if we are to effectively address cyber risks.
Implementing Concrete Solutions: We build concrete solutions that reduce cyber risk, and we make those solutions freely available for any organization or individual to use.
Measuring the Effect: We believe in measuring effectiveness. We must measure to know we are doing the right things, and metrics drive action. We need to know what works and what does not
At GCA we build programs, partnerships, and tools to make the connected world safer and more secure for all. Join us. Help us make the Internet a better place
GlobalPlatform is a technical standards organization that enables the efficient launch and management of innovative, secure-by-design digital services and devices, which deliver end-to-end security, privacy, simplicity and convenience to users. It achieves this by providing standardized technologies and certifications that empower technology and service providers to develop, certify, deploy and manage digital services and devices in line with their business, security, regulatory and data protection needs. GlobalPlatform technologies are used in billions of smart cards, smartphones, wearables and other connected and IoT devices to enable convenient and trusted digital services across market sectors, including healthcare, government and enterprise ID, payments, smart cities, industrial automation, smart home, telecoms, transportation, utilities, and OEMs. GlobalPlatform standardized technologies and certifications are developed through effective industry-driven collaboration, led by multiple diverse member companies working in partnership with industry and regulatory bodies from around the world.
The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is dedicated to developing and connecting cybersecurity leaders globally. ISSA is the community of choice for international cybersecurity professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk, and protecting critical information and infrastructure. ISSA facilitates interaction and education to create a successful environment for global information systems security and for the professionals involved. Members include practitioners at all levels of the security field in a broad range of industries such as communications, education, healthcare, manufacturing, financial, and government. Join us today at www.issa.org.
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit, public-private partnership promoting cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness. NCSA creates and implements broad-reaching education and awareness efforts with stakeholders in government, industry and civil society to empower users at home, work and school with the information they need to keep themselves, their organizations and their sensitive information safe and secure online. Core efforts include Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October); Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28); STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™; and CyberSecure My Business™.
OASIS is a nonprofit consortium that advances open standards and open source development on a global scale. We're the home of KMIP, STIX, TAXII, OpenC2, PKCS#11, and SAML. Our newest projects include the Open Cybersecurity Alliance and CACAO course-of-action playbooks. Any initiative for developing code, APIs, specifications, or reference implementations can find a home at OASIS. Each project operates independently under industry-approved process and IPR policies. New work is encouraged, and all are welcome to participate. OASIS members can be found in 100+ countries on virtually every continent. Major multinational companies, SMEs, government agencies, universities, research institutions, consulting groups, and individuals are represented.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit that aims to Elevate, Inspire and Support women and non binaries of all races, cultures and backgrounds through every stage of their Information Security career with Education, Collaboration and Resources offered online and at inclusive & welcoming conferences. Our conferences focus on Women, Diversity and Inclusion in Information Security and embrace all genders, sexualities and skill levels.
Trusted Connectivity Alliance (TCA) is a global, non-profit industry association working to enable trust in a connected future. The organization’s vision is to drive the sustained growth of a connected society through trusted connectivity which protects assets, end user privacy and networks.
TCA members are leaders within the global Tamper Resistant Element (TRE) ecosystem, and work collectively to define requirements and provide deliverables of a strategic, technical and marketing nature. This enables all stakeholders in our connected society to benefit from the most stringent secure connectivity solutions that leverage TCA members’ expertise in tamper proof end-to-end-security.
WiCyS is a global community of over 5,000 women and allies dedicated to recruit, retain and advance women in cybersecurity. We have 38 professional affiliates and 129 student chapters across the globe. We unite communities of aspiring and thriving female cybersecurity professionals to grow stronger together. We create opportunities through training programs, mentorship programs, conferences, career fairs, and more.
Women in Security and Privacy's (WISP) mission is to advance women to lead the future of privacy and security through practical and technical workshops, TANDEM mentorship programs, leadership training, job board postings, speaker’s bureau, and conference, training, & educational scholarships. WISP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Women of Security (WoSEC) is a community for all women, including LGBTQ+, non-binary, trans and gender nonconforming individuals who have an interest in cybersecurity. We encourage individuals to join the information security community and make long-term careers in the industry. WoSEC chapters meet both virtually and in person in cities around the globe (during non-covid times). Activities range from talks to workshops to brunches and other social gatherings. Occasionally we “crash” events by attending in a group so that none of us are ever “alone” in the group. In short, we support each other. Join us!
The Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC), a 501(c)3 non-profit, is dedicated to raising awareness of cybersecurity career opportunities and advancement for women in the field, closing the gender gap and the overall workforce gap in information security roles. Since 2012, our membership has grown to over 3000 strong, logging 15,000 volunteer hours. During that time, we have accomplished the following initiative statistics:
500+ women trained for 7 cybersecurity certifications
200+ women and 50+ girls in competitions training
10 women-only competition teams formed
12 girls-onlyNational competition teams formed
250+ girls participated in 34 STEM Workshops
Created first cause based e-sport fundraising event, Wicked6
Our Cyberjutsu Tribe includes professionals from a diverse set of backgrounds, from students and new entrants in the InfoSec & IT industry, to C-level executives who want to expand their sphere of influence. Our focus is to empower women and girls with STEM resources and training to have an increased presence and growth in the industry. We accomplish this by providing programs and partnerships that promote hands-on training, networking, education, mentoring, resource-sharing and other professional opportunities.
GIAC Certifications develops and administers premier, professional information security certifications. More than 30 certifications align with SANS training and ensure mastery in critical, specialized InfoSec domains. GIAC certifications provide the highest and most rigorous assurance of cyber security knowledge and skill available to industry, government, and military clients across the world.
The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource, helping practitioners develop and advance their careers and organizations manage and protect their data. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession through networking, education and certification. More than just a professional association, the IAPP provides a home for privacy professionals around the world to gather, share experiences and enrich their knowledge.
(ISC)²® is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)² offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic approach to security. Our membership, more than 150,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the general public through our charitable foundation – The Center for Cyber Safety and
The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of cyber security training and certification to professionals at governments and commercial institutions world-wide. Renowned SANS instructors teach over 60 different courses at more than 200 live cyber security training events as well as online.