A cyber security education and awareness foundation has been introduced by ISC2 .
At its Security Congress in Orlando, Florida, ISC2 said it has created a charitable foundation to focus on end-user education, scholarships and industry research.
ISC2 has also formed a global chapter program that will allow members to establish their own chapters to connect with peers, share knowledge, collaborate on projects, raise security awareness and discover new opportunities within the information security profession.
“There is an immediate need from the public to better understand information security safety issues and, unfortunately, to date, there have only been a few avenues they can turn to for valuable, trusted information," ISC2 executive director Hord Tipton said.
“We created the ISC2 Foundation not only to deepen the impact of our social responsibility programmes but to also give back to the community.”
The ISC2 has four chapters in Switzerland, Germany, South Korea and the US.
“Our members have long requested chapters. We are pleased that we now have the infrastructure and capability to offer this programme and to support burgeoning information security communities around the world,” Tipton said.
“We see tremendous value in facilitating the collaboration of knowledge with fellow ISC2 credential holders and other information security professionals within local areas so that chapter members can gain a sense of fellowship with colleagues and, subsequently, move the profession forward.”