About Us

Our Business

We are a non-profit foundation dedicated to assisting and promoting education and research in the Information Security field.

Who We Are

The ISSA Education Foundation was founded in 2003 by the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) as a 501 (c) (3) public charity, qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the U.S. Tax Code. Click here for a media packet about the Foundation and its activities.


The purpose of the Foundation is to

  • Foster, support, develop and provide education and training in matters involving information security and its applications, 
  • Develop, support, conduct and promote educational programs, symposia, seminars and other activities concerning information resource management and management practices, protection of confidential information, integrity and availability of information resources and systems,
  • Promote, develop, foster and support research, analysis and information exchange about and concerning information security technology protocols and applications, information security principles, protocols and standards for the benefit of the public, and the implications of such technologies, principles and standards, and 
  • Develop, support, conduct, and promote educational programs, symposia, seminars, promote and support scholarship in information security and other activities to educate the public and members of the public in and about information security technology, and matters involving information security and technology.


Upon occasion, the ISSA Education Foundation may support educational grants of up to $2,000 for tuition, books and fees in information security studies.


The ISSA Education Foundation also supports individual ISSA chapter scholarship efforts. For more details, please see the Chapter Participation section of this website.

The ISSA Education Foundation supports scholarships of up to $10,000 for tuition, books and fees for graduate study in an information security field.

To submit an application, please refer to the Scholarships page. For information contact scholarships@issaef.org.

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