George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

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Information Systems Security Association

The Information Systems Security Association Northern Virginia Chapter (ISSA-NOVA) represents one of the fastest-growing technology corridors in the nation. The ISSA-NOVA Chapter is a member-focused organization whose goal is to ensure that its membership keeps abreast of the most recent information pertaining to IS topics and issues. Monthly meetings address diverse subjects ranging from technology to policy perspectives, and delivery formats include informative presentations, tag team efforts, and panel discussions.


(ISC)²® is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security professionals worldwide, with nearly 80,000 members in more than 135 countries. The (ISC)2 mission is to advance information security in local communities throughout the world by providing our members and other security professionals with the opportunity to share knowledge, grow professionally, educate others, and collaborate on projects.


Previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA is a leading global provider of knowledge, certifications, community, advocacy and education on information systems assurance, control and security, enterprise governance of IT, and IT-related risk and compliance. Founded in 1969 as the EDP Auditor's Association, ISACA helps its members and their employers ensure trust in, and value from, information systems.