The (ISC)²® NBC (North Bay Chapter) is a 501(c)3 non-profit Organization

No membership fee

Our Vision

(ISC)²® North Bay Chapter (NBC) is a Non-profit organization focusing on promoting an interest and growth in the cybersecurity and technical information field. We provide security professionals a platform to collaborate, network and perform community outreach.

Our Mission

The (ISC)²® NBC (North Bay Chapter) is a community dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in the field of Information Security. the North Bay is home to a large segment of the CISOs, CIOs, and CEOs in north CA area. Our mission is to leverage the thought leadership of this community to remove career barriers for minorities & security community in cybersecurity by providing mentorship and coaching programs.

Our Goals & Objectives

Chapter Meetings: Member networking luncheons with guests speakers/corporate sponsors. Cybersecurity topics will be interspersed with HR topics such as diversity hiring, staff retention, etc.

Community Outreach: Working with local organizations such North Marin Community Services to provide career counseling and education to underserved youth.

Mentorship Program: Reducing barriers to InfoSec for women and minorities through the development of mentorship and coaching programs.

School Outreach: Working with local high schools to develop Cybersecurity modules for existing STEM programs to inspire and recruit the next generations of InfoSec professionals

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  • Establish mid-term programs for membership -- including criteria, regular communication, and recruiting strategies.

  • Provide guidance around secure slack communication over slack and other avenues

  • Get a list of volunteers together

  • Provide career development for individuals interested in the cybersecurity industry

  • Provide outreach at community events to improve cybersecurity awareness and education in the community

  • Provide networking events during the (ISC)²® NBC monthly meetings

Our Operations

  • There is no cost to join (ISC)²® NBC (North Bay Chapter), and the short-term plan is to have no insurable assets. This is to promote growth of the organization and recognize the impact fires and SIP measures have had on the North Bay.

  • We could assess in the future having a $xx for a annual membership

  • Communication with membership will use slack. Long term, we may look at sponsorship from security or local area businesses.

About (ISC)²

  • (ISC)²® is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information security professionals worldwide, with more than 130,000 members in over 135 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) credentials to qualifying candidates.

  • (ISC)²’s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers a variety of education programs and services based on its CBK®, a compendium of information security topics. Education offerings consist of classroom and online review seminars, self-assessment tools, and textbooks.

  • More information is available at www.isc2.org/aboutus.


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