Student Membership

The Benefits of Membership at Student-Friendly Rates

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Become a Member of a Global Community of Cyber Security Specialists

ISSA offers an option for full-time students who are enrolled in an accredited program, pursuing a degree, and not yet working full-time in the cyber security field – at a rate that’s less than 1/3rd the regular rate of a General Membership. This membership class carries the same benefits as that of a General Member – access to the members’ area on our website, members-only savings on events and resources, exclusive invitations to members-only events, subscription to the ISSA Journal, and much, much more. The only restrictions that Student Members face is that they may not hold an office on the ISSA International Board.

My security team regularly attends our local ISSA meetings. They gain the benefit of training and information sharing with other information security professionals. They also gain the opportunity to give something back to the security community in the form of topics they share. I know my team, as well as I, have learned from our participation in local ISSA meetings.

Ron Shuck – Global Computing Security Manager, Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

Member Benefits

Here are just a few of the many reasons why ISSA is the association of choice for cyber security specialists around the world.

Local Chapters

Unprecedented local networking and educational opportunities through our network of chapters throughout the world, where your fellow members can become your strongest allies when support is needed to get the job done

Learning and Development

ISSA Chapter meetings, regional events, web conferences, and the annual Summit serve as vital educational and professional resources, offering in-depth and timely information about the information security industry

Future Career Opportunities

Networking and learning opportunities will provide a means to identify potential career opportunities and can elevate your profile people have influence over hiring decisions in their organizations

ISSA Journal

Every month, leading thinkers from all over the world share their ideas and insights on key cyber security issues in the ISSA Journal (download a free copy of this month's featured article)

Exclusive Savings

On top of ISSA event rates that are exclusive to ISSA members, we also offer members additional discounts to a wide spectrum of security resources and events

Access to a Global Network

Through our exclusive online community, you'll be able to connect with other students and professionals in the cyber security space

Earn CPE/CPU Credits

You can earn CPEs for various certifications by attending meetings and other events sponsored by the ISSA

You're Just a Few Steps Away From Becoming a Member

Review Student Membership Criteria

Student membership is intended for full-time students, carrying a minimum of 9 credit hours, not yet in the workforce – and is subject to approval. Applicants must be full-time students in an accredited program, pursuing a degree, and not yet working full-time in the field. Copy of current term schedule required for approval.

Choose a Chapter (or Chapters)

Chapter membership is required, so you’ll need to find a chapter (or two or three or...?) whose location & dues best suit your needs

Ready to Start Enjoying the Benefits of Membership?

If you're ready to sign up as a Cyber Executive Member, click on the Join Now button below

1 Year

$30 USD

+ chapter dues

  • 12 months exclusive access to the ISSA website members' area
  • Exclusive savings on ISSA events and on partner events and resources
  • 12 issues of the ISSA Journal
  • Exclusive invitations to ISSA member-only events
  • 12 month membership with your chapter/s of choice
  • Opportunity to earn CPE/CPU credits

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