An individual who has not yet (and never has) obtained a position working in the cyber security field. This may include anyone who has an interest in working in this area with or without formal training and education in the field. Examples of individuals and or situations who may be part of this phase are individuals who are switching careers (former military, IT, retail, law enforcement, etc.) and students (high school or university).

ISSA Services for Cyber Security Career Lifecycle® Pre-Professionals

Chapter Education

ISSA Chapters provide local networking and educational opportunities. ISSA Chapters and their members can become your strongest allies when support is needed to get the job done.

Find an ISSA chapter near you.

Career Opportunities

Review posted career opportunities–by function, industry or state–post your resume, create a job alert, and more!

Explore cyber security career opportunities.


The ISSA Journal is the Association's monthly magazine and a leading resource for members on up-to-date technical information, industry and association news, and chapter information.

Check out the latest issue of the ISSA Journal (if you're not currently an ISSA member, you'll be able to download a complimentary copy of this month's featured article).

Web Conferences

ISSA International Web Conferences bring together ISSA members from around the world to share leading industry presentations and answer members' questions. Each event is designed to address the timely needs of ISSA members through a live, online event and a subsequent recorded version for on-demand viewing and offers a CPE quiz. All content is developed by the ISSA International Web Conference Committee.

Register for an upcoming web conference or check out on-demand web conference recordings.

Annual International Summit

Join ISSA and your peers for solution-oriented, proactive and innovative sessions focused on security as a vital part of business. The ISSA International Summit is a great venue to deepen existing business relationships and make new contacts on a regular and on-going basis.

See what's coming up at our next ISSA International Summit.

Cyber Security Career Lifecycle® Pre-Professional Virtual Meet-Ups

So, you think you want to work in cyber security? Not sure which way to go? Not sure if you’re doing all you need to do to be successful? Check out of Pre-Professional Virtual Meet-Ups to help guide you through the maze of cyber security.

Chapter Mentorship

This program was developed to formalize a relationship between more senior professional individuals in the chapter (Mentors) and the various levels of security professionals seeking entry or navigating different phases of this profession (Mentees). Professionals at every level of the Cyber Security Career Lifecycle® will benefit from participating in this program. The process takes patience, focused study, and hard work. This program is not yet available for all chapters.

Not a member yet? Find out about all of the benefits of ISSA membership.

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