A robust information security awareness program is one of your organization’s most powerful protection strategies. Find out what awareness programs look like in organizations that believe in awareness.

Previously organized as the Security Awareness Peer Group under sponsorship of the Computer Security Institute (CSI), our core group of security awareness professionals has been meeting since 2003. When CSI discontinued the group in 2011, members were determined to continue pursuing the group’s mission to build a trusted community for awareness teams to develop best practices and advance their mutual goal of increasing security awareness across the interconnected digital landscape.

Reorganized as an independent 501(c)6 non-profit association in 2012, the International Association of Security Awareness Professionals is comprised of corporate members. Member participants are responsible for developing the information security awareness programs for their respective organizations, and managing everyday awareness operations.

IASAP is governed by a member-elected, five-person Executive Board. IASAP accepts limited corporate sponsorships, and the majority of its revenue is derived from membership fees.

Meet Privately, In Person

IASAP holds three in-person meetings per year – two-day, facilitated conferences hosted by member companies in the U.S. and Canada. All attendees sign non-disclosure agreements; discussions are informal and collegial. Each company is assigned a brief segment of the meeting to present on their own awareness initiatives, showing samples of their program materials and resources.

Security awareness is all about people, and IASAP is for the people who target the people who need the awareness message–from the C-suite to the factory floor. Whether it’s via blast, blog, or billboard, IASAP members are the ones who craft the message, create the themes, and care about which channel will be most effective.

2016 IASAP Spring Meeting

Spend time with the most experienced group of security awareness professionals to be found in a single room— awareness specialists willing to learn and share with their peers.  

Meet Privately, Without Leaving Your Office

IASAP provides a members-only sharing platform where security awareness professionals engage in a lively, year-round exchange:  Q&A with immediate feedback, member polls, guest speaker webinars, members-only conference calls. Because only current members who have signed an NDA may access the site, members feel comfortable posting  program resources – many available to other members for re-branding.

If you sometimes feel like you’re the only person at your organization who believes in the importance of awareness; or if your managment believes, but your program hasn’t caught up yet,  then it’s time to re-energize yourself and your awareness program with membership in IASAP.

A few of IASAP’s founding member companies

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