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|From the President|
ISSA International President Candy Alexander
I have recently learned of the 2020 ISSA International election results and I am extremely grateful to announce that I have been re-elected as ISSA International President. It is an honor and a responsibility that I take very seriously. To be able to give back to our profession is a reward that is absolutely priceless to me. Thank you so much to all of you who sent me personal notes, supported my campaign, and voted for me in this election period. I could not have done this without your support!!
I am also very excited to welcome the newly elected and re-elected ISSA International Board members. This year’s Board offers the perfect balance of experienced Board members and new Board members with new insight. I am very optimistic about the potential this leadership will bring!
The month of August marks the start of our annual business planning cycle, which is a critical component of keeping us focused on moving the ISSA forward. Simply put, this process allows us to define what is important to our association and members and ensure we are investing appropriately in the initiatives that support it.
As leaders of mature organizations will tell you, sometimes you can get lost in doing things for the sake of them always being done. No real reason beyond that. We need to ensure that we are doing things for the right reasons—to increase member value and provide our members what they need most in regard to growing professionally: knowledge and networking.
I look forward to working with the International Board of Directors, chapter leaders, and members, to move our association back into the global arena as a world-class organization to drive us forward with purpose and intent. I hope that all of our members will align with this vision of growing our profession globally.
In order to move toward the vision of growing our profession, it will take unity of our membership. There is a lot that each of you can do as a member, such as respond to calls for action and volunteer. We will be looking for help in refreshing our CyberSecurity Career Lifecycle, and of course there are always opportunities to help out with the various committees at the International and chapter level. I ask that each of you pay attention to the members-only portal social media area for announcements looking for help and to respond to our calls. It really is amazing how much you learn and receive through volunteering! With all of us working together toward the vision of growing our profession—the best is yet to come…
Candy Alexander, CISSP CISM