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Cybersecurity Associations, Centers & Organizations
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Security, Audit, and Control (SIGSAC) mission is to develop the information security profession by sponsoring high quality research conferences and workshops.
ASIS International is a global community of security practitioners, each of whom has a role in the protection of assets - people, property, and/or information.
Center for Internet Security
The Center for Internet Security (CIS) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enhancing the cybersecurity readiness and response among public and private sector entities.
Cloud Security Alliance
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment.
Cyber Threat Alliance
The Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) is a group of leading cybersecurity solution providers who have come together to share threat intelligence on advanced attacks, their motivations, and the tactics of the malicious actors behind them.
European Union Agency for Network and Information Security
The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) is a centre of expertise for cyber security in Europe.
Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST)
FIRST brings together a wide variety of security and incident response teams including especially product security teams from the government, commercial, and academic sectors.
Information Security Forum
Founded in 1989, the Information Security Forum (ISF) is an independent, not-for-profit organization with a Membership comprising many of the world’s leading organizations featured on the Fortune 500 and Forbes 2000 lists.
Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications, and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill, and professional growth of its members.
Internet Security Alliance
Founded in 2001 in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University, ISA has been out front on cyber security leadership for 15 years. Structured as a multi-sector international trade association, ISA combines the thought leadership of a think tank with the advocacy of a trade association and the programs of a professional association.
As an independent, nonprofit, global association, ISACA engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems.
Cybersecurity Associations, Centers & Organizations (Cont'd)
National Council of ISACs
Sector-based Information Sharing and Analysis Centers collaborate with each other via the National Council of ISACs. ISACs are member-driven organizations, delivering all-hazards threat and mitigation information to asset owners and operators.
National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance
The National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA) is a non-profit corporation founded in 2002, focused on identifying, mitigating, and neutralizing cyber crime threats globally.
National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) builds strong public/private partnerships to create and implement broad-reaching education and awareness efforts to empower users at home, work and school with the information they need to keep themselves, their organizations, their systems and their sensitive information safe and secure online and encourage a culture of cybersecurity.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) works with experts from industry, government, and academia to address businesses’ most pressing cybersecurity problems with practical, standards-based solutions using commercially available technologies.
National Cyberwatch Center
A consortium of higher education institutions, businesses, and government agencies focused on collaborative efforts to advance Information Security education/research and strengthen the national cybersecurity workforce.
National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)
The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is a partnership between government, academia, and the private sector focused on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development.
The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Its programs now reach more than 165,000 security professionals around the world.
Science of Security (SoS) Initiative
The National Security Agency Research Directorate sponsors the Science of Security Initiative to promote foundational cybersecurity science that is needed to mature the cybersecurity discipline and to underpin advances in cyberdefense.