A cyber security education and awareness foundation has been introduced by (ISC)2 .

At its Security Congress in Orlando, Florida, (ISC)2 said it has created a charitable foundation to further its social responsibility programmes and research initiatives; it will focus on community/end-user education, scholarships and industry research. 

(ISC)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.

W. Hord Tipton, executive director of (ISC)2, said: “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.

“We created the (ISC)2 Foundation not only to deepen the impact of our social responsibility programmes but to also give back to the community.”

Speaking about the Global Chapter Program, (ISC)² said four chapters have already been formed 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,” said Tipton.

“We see tremendous value in facilitating the collaboration of knowledge with fellow (ISC)2 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.”