What is ISSA?

Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is an international organization providing educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skills and professional growth of its member information security professionals. The primary goal of ISSA is to promote management practices that will ensure availability, integrity, and confidentiality of organizational resources.

ISSA Orange County

Since its inception in 1982, ISSA International’s membership has grown to include more than 2,000 information security professionals who represent a diverse collection of organizations, including major U.S. and international corporations, leading consulting firms, world class educational institutions and government agencies. From Information Technology audit and corporate security to contingency planning and disaster recovery, ISSA members are committed to protecting their organization’s assets and resources.

In 1985 the Orange County Chapter was born. The chapter boasts one of the longest histories of any of the Chapters both nationally and internationally and continues to gain in membership year over year. The Chapter fosters and continues the traditions and goals as dictated by International with a focus on the needs of the community we support. Chapter members come from both small and large businesses, industry giants, consultants, and security manufacturers. Members are just starting out in their cyber security career or seasoned veterans.

The Chapter is managed by a volunteer-based, member elected Board of Directors and maintains a non-profit status in order to raise and manage funds to host the monthly meetings and annual Symposium for the benefit of its members and local organizations.

For more information on monthly meetings and the Symposium please visit their respective pages.

Our ISSA Code of Ethics

The primary goal of the Information Systems Security Association, Inc. (ISSA) is to promote practices that will ensure the confidentiality, integrity; and availability of organizational information resources. To achieve this goal, members of the Association must reflect the highest standards of ethical conduct. Therefore, ISSA has established the following Code of Ethics and requires its observance as a prerequisite for continued membership and affiliation with the Association.

As an applicant for membership and as a member of ISSA, I have in the past and will in the future:

  • Perform all professional activities and duties in accordance with all applicable laws and the highest ethical principles.

  • Promote generally accepted information security current best practices and standards.

  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality of proprietary or otherwise sensitive information encountered in the course of professional activities.

  • Discharge professional responsibilities with diligence and honesty.

  • Refrain from any activities which might constitute a conflict of interest or otherwise damage the reputation of employers, the information security profession, or the Association.

  • Not intentionally injure or impugn the professional reputation or practice of colleagues, clients, or employers.

ISSA Orange County Monthly Events

The Chapter hosts a lunch meeting the 2nd Thursday of each month, except for one annual, all-day Symposium held in the late fall which takes the place of the chosen month’s membership meeting. During these 90 minute meetings, members and non-members alike are presented with rich and actionable content that they can immediately take back to their organization to enhance their strategy as it pertains to any one of the numerous security domains required to protect organizations in today’s often hostile business risk environment.

Attendees are provided lunch in a pleasant and modern environment where they can take a break from their daily stresses and enjoy the sharing of knowledge and comradery with their peers.

When available, content from a previous meeting may be downloaded from the website for additional reference. See below for more information on upcoming or past meetings. For more information on the Symposium, please visit the Symposium page.