Membership information


Cyber & Information Security Consortium’s (CISC) Mission:

To enable our members to effectively operate and protect their enterprises
amid the reality of growing and persistent cyber-attacks.

CISC Intends to:

  1. Enable Peer Level Communication/Information Sharing among Cybersecurity Executives

  2. Facilitate Cybersecurity Workforce Development

  3. Inform and Educate the Public and Policy Makers on the Issues in Cybersecurity

  4. Support and Expand the Research, Development, and Entrepreneurship Efforts in Cybersecurity

CISC Membership is Motivated by “enlightened self-interest":

  • The cyber risk is too great for any organization to ignore. The cyber challenge is too broad to fight alone.
  • Tackling the cyber risk requires a broad partnership:  government, private sector, and academia.
  • CISC makes a great choice for a partner with its founding members:

The 3-Dimensions of Return on Investment (ROI):

  • Cybersecurity help now – The near term CISC objectives and work plan include immediate benefits in peer-to-peer communications and information sharing, workforce development, and education of policy makers and the public.
  • Community investment – The cybersecurity challenge is a long-term battle.  Joining the team and strengthening the effort is partly about being a good corporate citizen but it also increases the strength of your own individual efforts.
  • Recruitment investment – A strong cybersecurity ecosystem will consist of a strong pipeline of talented people.  Developing that pipeline in your own backyard is a cost-effective recruitment strategy.  Membership costs are likely less than the fees to hire one cybersecurity professional.
     

Membership Fees & Benefits:

+ Small Business $750:
Businesses with less than $1M in annual revenue*

  • Organization can have 1 employee attend CISC events (with the exception to Peer Forums)
  • Access to CISC Information Sharing Portal
  • Company name listed on CISC website

*For individual cyber security practitioners we recommend membership in the local East Tennessee chapter (www.etnissa.org) of the Information Systems Security Association, with whom CISC plans to coordinate joint seminars.
 

+ Small Corporation $1,500:
Businesses with annual revenue between $1M-50M & High Schools

  • Organization can have 2 employees attend CISC events (with exception to Peer Forums)
  • Access to CISC Information Sharing Portal
  • Eligible to participate in consortium joint grant applications
  • Company name listed on CISC website
     

+ Mid-Sized Corporation $5,000:
Bsinesses with annual revenue between $50M-$100M and Community Colleges

  • Organization can have 5 employees attend CISC events
  • Access to CISC Information Sharing Portal
  • Company logo on CISC website
  • Eligible to participate in consortium joint grant applications
  • Executive membership into Peer Forums
  • Company logo displayed at all CISC events
     

+ Large Corporation $10,000:
Businesses with more than $100M in annual revenue and Universities

  • Organization can have unlimited number of employees attend CISC events
  • Access to CISC Information Sharing Portal
  • Company logo on CISC website
  • Eligible to participate in consortium joint grant applications
  • Executive membership in Peer Forums
  • Company logo displayed at all CISC events


Membership Process:

There are two ways to join the Cyber & Information Security Consortium:

1) Click on the link below. You will be taken to the Online Payments page of this website. There you can complete the membership application and pay securely by credit card.

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2) Click on the button below to download a .pdf of the membership application, complete and send via email to Nicole Allen; fax to 865.482.0191, or mail to 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Suite 100, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Upon receipt of the application an invoice will be sent to the administrative contact listed on the form. 

If you have any questions please call 865.946.3246.