Happy New Year!
The January (ISC)² NE Florida Chapter Meeting will be the Chapter’s Annual Meeting. We will be presenting the 2014 Board members, 2014 budget, some recommended changes to the Bylaws, and some small tweaks to the Chapter Committees. There will also be time set aside for an open forum for any Chapter members in good standing to speak their minds. The Chapter meeting will be held Wednesday January 8th at 11:30am at the Jax Public Library - Southeast Branch (10599 Deerwood Park Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32256).
It is time to begin collecting dues for 2014 Chapter membership. The 2014 (ISC)² NE Florida Chapter dues can be collected two ways; by check or by credit card. For those that prefer snail mail, we can rely on the good old USPS. Please make your checks payable to “(ISC)² NE Florida Chapter” (450-106 State Road 13N, #346 Jacksonville, FL 32259-3863) in the amount of $25. Please add your (ISC)² Certification number on the check. Those working toward but, not yet (ISC)² certified or IS professionals with certification other than (ISC)² will hold Non-voting Member status. Receipt for chapter dues will be issued via email.
Speaking of email, please make sure that you and your information security peers have provided the Chapter with accurate and valid email addresses. We rely heavily on e-mail to communicate Chapter business and announce meetings and other activities.
The (ISC)² NE Florida Chapter 2014 Meetings will continue to be held on the second Wednesday of the month. If any member would like to offer their location to host a Chapter Meeting, do not hesitate to reach out. Hosting the Chapter meetings is a great way to bolster support for (ISC)² certification with your co-workers or subordinates. It’s also a great way to showcase your company. Chapter sponsorship opportunities are also available.
The (ISC)² NE Florida Chapter is committed to assisting the Chapter members with staying on track for re-certification. You can already earn CPEs for Chapter involvement but, Chapter membership is more than that. The Community Projects Committee will also be exploring the organization of small informal group meetings to give members the opportunity to:
- Do informal presentations on their expertise or areas of interest
- Small study group sessions or Webinar reviews
- CBK review sessions for various Certifications
- (ISC)² offers training material at reduced cost to its Chapters
We are looking for additional volunteers for the (ISC)² NE Florida Chapter Committees in 2014 (Meeting Planning, Web& Social Media, and Community Projects). The NE Florida Chapter will be what we make it, so be a part.