Information Security is one of the biggest topics within information technology. Its an area that can make or break a company, and it is one of the few specialty areas within information technology where companies will continue to invest money, even in an economic downturn. The professional organizations below are focused in the information security industry. These organizations offer excellent ways to stay current on cutting edge topics and network with your information security peers.
The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC)2, is a highly regarded, global, not-for-profit leader in educating and certifying information security professionals.
ISACA is a global professional organization for information governance, control, security and audit professionals. The standards set by ISACA are followed worldwide. They offer several professional certifications, industry publications and conferences.
The ITAA is a well-respected high-tech industry association that works to represent and enhance the competitive interests of the U.S. information technology and electronics industries. The Association provides leadership in business development, public policy advocacy, market forecasting and standards development to more than 350 corporate members.
The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a set of concepts and techniques for managing information technology (IT) infrastructure, development, and operations. ITIL certifications are managed by the ITIL Certification Management Board (ICMB) which is composed of the OGC, IT Service Management Forum International and two examinations institutes: EXIN (based in the Netherlands) and ISEB (based in the UK).