Barbados ISSA Chapter
The primary goal of the Information Systems Security Association, Inc. (ISSA) is to promote management practices that will ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of organizational information resources. This is becoming increasingly important in a world largely dependent on information and its uses.
The International Systems Security Association is an international not-for-profit organisation of information security professionals and practitioners from virtually every sector of human activity. It is divided into well over 100 chapters scattered across the globe. The ISSA is not a security certification body, but its membership consists primarily of professionals who are certified by reputable international security certification associations which require a high standard of professional ethics, security knowledge, and on-going education.
The Barbados chapter is comprised of several information security professionals from government and various private sector organisations. These professionals work together under the Code of Ethics and mandate of the ISSA to promote an awareness and appreciation of information security. Additionally, our members use their combined local and international resources to develop the state of information security in the country.
The Barbados Chapter was officially recognised by ISSA in April 2010. It is fully incorporated as a non-profit organisation under the laws of the Barbados and has a leadership structure of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Director, Education Director, Events Director, and Webmaster.
ISSA Barbados has the following goals and objectives:
- Promote the education of its members for the improvement and development of their capabilities relating to information security.
- Promote the education of, and help expand the knowledge and skills of its members in the interrelated fields of information systems security and information systems processing.
- Encourage a free exchange of information security techniques, approaches, and problem solving by its members.
- Provide adequate communication to keep members abreast of current events in information processing and security which can be beneficial to them and employers.
- Communicate to management and to systems and information processing professionals the importance of establishing controls necessary to ensure the secure organization and utilization of information processing resources.
- Raise national awareness of personal information security and privacy issues.
- Engage and become an advisory body to the government on information security issues to guide formulation of adequate and suitable legislation.