Cybersecurity and privacy have several notable professional associations associated with them. Some, such as ACM, the IEEE Computer Society, and IFIP are more generally about computing. One of the societies specifically directed to cybersecurity is the ISSA -- the Information Systems Security Association International. ISSA promotes the development and standards of the profession, globally.
Each year, ISSA recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the association and to the field overall. In prior years, both Professor Elisa Bertino and Professor Eugene Spafford have been recognized by ISSA: both have been inducted into the ISSA Hall of Fame, and Spaf has been named as a Distinguished Fellow of the organization.
ISSA has announced its 2022 honorees. Our congratulations to all these people for their accomplishments and this recognition!
Of particular note, three of the honorees have spoken in CERIAS seminars and events:
We also note the ISSA Education Foundation, which supports scholarships for students in the field. Two of those scholarships are in memory of individuals who were long-time friends of CERIAS, Howard Schmidt and Gene Schultz. The recent give-away of Spaf's coffee mugs raised over $1000 for those scholarships. We encourage others to consider contributing to the foundation to support worthy students. Also, the ISSAEF is an Amazon Smile participant, so that is a painless way for you to make ongoing donations (see the ISSAEF page for a link).