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Every year ISSA International recognizes excellence in information security professionals, the companies they work for, and the chapters to which they belong.

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Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame is a lifetime achievement award recognizing an individual's exceptional qualities of leadership in their own career and organization as well as an exemplary commitment to the information security profession.

Recipients receive:

  • A lifetime General membership
  • Their name added to the perpetual Hall of Fame plaque
  • An award to display in their office or home
  • A Hall of Fame pin
  • An invitation to receive their award a public ceremony with travel and lodging expenses covered by the association
  • Listing on the association’s website
  • Hall of Fame icon for their personal use

Honor Roll

Honor Roll is a lifetime achievement award recognizing an individual's sustained contributions to the information security community, the advancement of the association and enhancement of the professionalism of the membership.

Recipients receive:

  • 5 years General membership
  • Their name added to the perpetual Honor Roll plaque
  • An award to display in their office or home
  • An Honor Roll pin
  • An invitation to receive their award a public ceremony with travel and lodging expenses covered by the association
  • Listing on the association’s website
  • Honor Roll icon for their personal use

Chapter of the Year

Chapter of the Year recognizes chapters that have done an exceptional job of supporting ISSA’s mission, serving their member communities and advancing the field.

Recipients receive:

  • An award to display
  • An invitation for a chapter representative to receive the award a public ceremony with travel and lodging expenses covered by the association
  • Feature article in the ISSA Journal
  • Listing on the association’s website
  • A Chapter of the Year icon for display on the chapter website or in marketing materials

Volunteers of the Year

The Volunteers of the Year Award recognizes a member who has made a significant difference to their chapter, the association or the information security community through dedicated and selfless service to ISSA.

Recipients receive:

  • An award to display in their office or home
  • An invitation to receive their award a public ceremony with travel and lodging expenses covered by the association
  • A feature article in the ISSA Journal
  • Listing on the association’s website
  • Volunteers of the Year icon for their personal use

Organization of the Year

The Organization of the Year Award recognizes candidates with a sustained, proactive presence that directly contributed to the overall good and professionalism of the association and its membership, providing either services, products and/or direct support that ensures the promotion of the highest ethical standards in addressing information security and its future direction.

ISSA does not intend to limit or restrict nominations to large corporate entities, government agencies, consulting firms, current vendors, or sponsors nor to those individual entities making significant cash contributions to the Association. Instead, ISSA wishes to recognize those who truly distinguish themselves within the community as a whole and are deserving of this recognition.

Recipients receive:

  • An award to display in their office
  • An invitation to receive their award at a public ceremony with travel and lodging expenses covered by the association
  • A feature article in the ISSA Journal
  • Listing on the association’s website
  • Organization of the Year icon for their use
  • The organization must exist at the time of nomination in order to be considered

President's Award for Public Service

The President's Award for Public Service recognizes an individual's contribution to the information security profession in the area of public service.

Recipients receive:

  • An award to display in their office or home
  • An invitation to receive their award a public ceremony with travel and lodging expenses covered by the association
  • A feature article in the ISSA Journal
  • Listing on the association’s website
  • President’s Award icon for their personal use

Security Professional of the Year

The Security Professional of the Year honors one (1) individual who best exemplifies the most outstanding standards and achievement in information security in the preceding year.

  • An award to display in their office or home
  • An invitation to receive their award in a public ceremony with travel and lodging expenses covered by the association
  • A feature article in the ISSA Journal
  • Listing on the association’s website
  • Security Professional icon for their personal use
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