Thank You to Our Survey Respondents
And the winner is... all the kids, parents, and teachers who will benefit from our members' expert knowledge!
The (ISC)² Foundation's Safe and Secure Online education team sent out a survey to all (ISC)² members in late October. The purpose of the survey was to gather insight from our very own cybersecurity professionals about the perils, possible or real, that children face while on the Internet. Some of the answers made common sense and some were very revealing.
With this information, we will be able to update the Safe and Secure Online program and make it more relevant to students, parents, and teachers. The idea is to make this educational program readily accessible on-demand. We will still need our volunteers to present and teach the program. So don't go anywhere!
As we move into the next phase of this update, we look forward to your continued cooperation.
(ISC)² Foundation is planning a tiered roll-out of a bigger and better Safe and Secure Online program throughout 2016. Please keep reading our eNewsletter posts and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
End of Year and Beyond
You heard of the big splash Singles' Day made? It's another made-up holiday to get you to shop and spend money. It was observed on November 11,chosen for its connection between being single and the number one.
Promoted by Alibaba, China's answer to Amazon.com, the revenues pulled in on this sole shopping day were bigger than Facebook's 2015 revenues. Now what if we did the same kind of thing on #givingtuesday? Think of what we could accomplish!
This one day each year, the first Tuesday in December, focuses specifically on giving back to the programs and organizations that make a difference in our lives and communities.
This year, (ISC)² Foundation has partnered with the #GivingTuesday organization and #donate to spread the word about Safe and Secure Online,scholarships, and industry research. We hope to raise awareness of the programs the Foundation has to offer, increase the number of people we can keep safe and secure, and expand our fundraising efforts.
Giving has never been easier. Just tweet "#donate" + any USD amount to @ISC2Cares or post it on the Safe and Secure Online Facebook page. A response is sent to you, the sender, and with just one click a donation is made.
We would love to hear why you donated. Drop us a line and tell us your#giving story; send us an #unselfie too. Let us know if it's OK to post on our Safe and Secure Online Facebook page. Let's make this a truly social project and share our giving stories with our members... and beyond!
Another sure-fire and easy way to get this #giving movement going is to sign up for AmazonSmile. Go through the AmazonSmile portal and the Foundation will receive 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases. (Note: we are listed as the "Isc2 Charitable and Educational Foundation.") It's a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you! Don't worry, your AmazonSmile and Amazon.com are one-and-the-same; your shopping cart, Wish List, registries, and other account settings come together as one. It's seamless!
Tell your friends and colleagues, join us this #GivingTuesday, and shop using the AmazonSmile portal to make the cyber world a safer place for everyone throughout the new year.
There are workforce shortages occurring in many high-skill industries.But no shortage could possibly be as dire as the one that is now developing within the cybersecurity profession.
Why? Because there isn't one other profession or industry that doesn't depend, in some way, shape, or form, on the cyber world. Swiping a credit card,storing company information on a cloud, or interacting with customers through an app: all of these have the possibility of being compromised.
As the 2015 Global Information Security Workforce Study revealed, there is a projected shortfall of 1.5 million cybersecurity professionals over the next five years.
(ISC)² Foundation is committed to promoting careers in cybersecurity through its scholarship programs. In 2015 alone, (ISC)² Foundation has awarded almost $200,000 in scholarships including the Women's Scholarship,Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships, the Harold F. Tipton Memorial Scholarship, and the U.S.A. Cyber Warrior Scholarship among others.
Act now and be a part of the solution! Start by promoting the cybersecurity profession and mentoring students towards a career path that has many benefits, including job security. Get the word out about (ISC)² Foundation's scholarships. The difference between choosing a cybersecurity major and something else shouldn't be money.
Donate to the cause and see how your $25 or $50 donation can make a difference in the long run.
The next scholarship application session opens in January 2016 for Women's Scholarship. Encourage female students you may know who are interested in the cybersecurity field of study to submit their application online.
(ISC)² Foundation hopes all our members have a safe and secure new year. We are very excited about the many projects we have in the works;although we are unable to give you any sneak peeks at this time, please be on the lookout for our postings in January. We think you'll be as enthusiastic as we are at what the new year will offer. Happy 2016!
(ISC)² Press Release - (ISC)² Foundation Names 2015 Harold F. Tipton Memorial Scholarship Recipient
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(ISC)² Press Release - Despite Growing Cyber Threats and Workforce Gap, Women Remain Underrepresented in Information Security
(ISC)² Press Release - (ISC)² Foundation Appoints Renowned Leaders in Security to Coveted Board of Trustees Trustee Positions Open for Additional Candidates
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