The immediate goal of the Foundation is the establishment of grant and scholarship programs to assist individuals and organizations in attaining their educational goals within the Information Security field. We began to offer scholarships beginning in the fall of 2007.
We have opened the application period for scholarships for 2013. See the Active page for details.
Other programs will be coming in the future.
We support education and research in the information security field. The target audience for our services includes individuals, groups, entities, organizations and government agencies interested in obtaining or disseminating information concerning information assurance and security issues, techniques and processes.
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October 2013 News - Fall ISSAEF Scholarships Awarded
The Foundation Board is pleased to announce the awarding of the 2013 ISSAEF scholarships. The following students were awarded scholarships:
September 2013 News - LA Chapter Challenge to ISSA Conference Attendees
The LA Chapter has issued a challenge to all ISSA members attending the international conference in Nashville. The chapter will match all donations made by ISSA members to the Foundation, dollar for dollar. See the details here.
August 2013 News - Attending the ISSA Conference in Nashville
Members of the ISSAEF Board will be attending the 2013 ISSA Conference in Nashville as a vendor. Help support our efforts. Donate to the work of the Foundation and proudly wear your ISSAEF Donor ribbon at the conference. Stop by and see us at booth 316 during the open vendor hours.
July 2013 News - New Logo
The Foundation Board has approved the use of a new Foundation logo that reflects our association with the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).
June 2013 News - San Francisco Chapter Scholarship Awarded:
A student scholarship in the name of Eugene Schultz funded by the ISSA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter and managed through the ISSAEF was awarded to University of California Berkeley student Skylar Rojas on June 13 at Cornerstones of Trust by SF Bay Area Chapter President Paul Keser.
March 2013 News -ISSA Donation:
ISSA International donated $10,000 to the Foundation to help underwrite our efforts to support the training of future information security professionals. ISSA made the announcement at the 2013 RSA Conference in March. See the press release for more details.
February 2013 News - Scholarship Application Period Opens:
The Foundation Scholarhip Committee and Board are pleased to announce that 2 scholarships will be awarded in the spring of 2013, each for $2,000. See details on the scholarship page. For a copy of the application, follow this link. Fax the completed form and all supporting documents to 1-866-936-5663.
October 2012 News - ISSAEF Board Attends ISSA International Conference:
Members of the ISSAEF Board attended the ISSA International Conference in Anaheim in October. The Board hosted a booth at the trade show, and solicited donations from ISSA members in support of our activities. We succeeded in obtaining sufficient small donations to fund an additional full scholarship. In addition, two Board members were honored by the ISSA.
Fall 2012 Scholarship: The San Francisco Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) proudly announces the Eugene Schultz Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship for outstanding students. To be eligible for a scholarship a student must be pursuing a career in computer science which includes information security or privacy and must be an active, full-time undergraduate or graduate student in an information security related program in the California area. The applicant must fulfill the eligibility requirements as established by the ISSA Educational Foundation (ISSAEF) Scholarship Committee. (See the Active Scholarship page.) One scholarship in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded for tuition and fees during the 2012-2013 academic year. The application is posted here. Fill it out and fax it to 866-936-5663 to apply.
March 2012 News: The members of the ISSAEF Board note with regret the recent passing of Hal Tipton, long-time member and contributor to ISSA, and a pillar of the Information Security industry. His family has requested donations in Hal's name be made in place of flowers. Please consider donating to the ISSAEF in his name to support the next
generation of information security professionals.
February 2012 News: We have awarded the first E. Eugene Schultz, Jr. PhD Memorial Scholarship, as well as a second scholarship, this month. The following received scholarships in this year's awards:
This set of scholarships included the first ever E. Eugene Schultz, Jr. PhD Memorial Scholarship, established in memory of a luminary in the Information Security field and a dedicated educator, Eugene Schultz (1946-2011). This year marks the first grant given in memory of ISSA member and frequent conference speaker, Gene Schultz, who passed away last year. The award was announced at the 2012 RSA Conference as a part of the ISSA meeting held there. Sandy Lambert, ISSAEF Board Chair, and Kevin Richards, President of ISSA, presented a plaque commemorating the event to Gene's wife, Cathy, at the ceremony.
The Foundation intends to offer a recurring scholarship in his name in honor of his many years contributing to the education of tomorrow's information security professionals. If you would like to assist, please see the links on our Donate page. See the memorial to Gene on the Media page.
In addition, we have a number of new programs underway through the Foundation.
First, we have established a mechanism through which you can make a tax-exempt donation directly through our website using PayPal. See the Donate tab. Please donate now to assist in this effort.
Second, we are now partnering with our original sponsor, the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) to support these efforts. They are making the donation option available to their members during the registration process. And ISSA members are being kept informed on our activities.
Third, we are partnering with the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC)², to support their Safe and Secure student cyber safety awareness and training campaign. Check it out on the (ISC)² website.
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