ISSA International Summit 2019 Coverage | Candy Alexander And Sandra Lambert


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It’s not every day that you get to spend time with the current president of an association alongside one of the original founders of that same association—especially when it was founded over 35 years ago and is still going strong! Well, this exact thing happened to us during the ISSA International Summit in Dallas, Texas. We were honored to be part of it; getting to spend some time with Candy Alexander and Sandy Lambert to record this podcast. We got to talk about the beginnings of the association, its initial vision and mission, how the world of IT security, information security, and cybersecurity were born, have evolved, and continue to change over the years. More importantly, we discuss the value of learning from the past, keeping up with the industry and cultural changes of the present, and embracing each other to help us prepare for the future. We all agreed that the magic surrounding this organization is in the people and the passion that drives them all—both at a local chapter level and at an international level. Rooted in their DNA is the desire to educate the community and the future generations. This, in particular, can be seen through the dedication that Sandra, Candy, and the rest of the ISSA International board have for the ISSA Education Fund. 35 years on, ISSA International is open to change and, because of this mentality, it continues to grow, is attracting new members, and is remaining true to its educational roots. It’s now time for the next generation of members to get involved, bring new energy, and to help expand the conversation so that it can involve our society as a whole. If you are a current member, we encourage you to bring in additional representatives from all walks of life, from all over the world. The more involved and welcoming the community is, the better the association will be in reaching a larger audience and helping us all to succeed in our careers. Do not take our word for it. Listen to this podcast and hear the story directly from these two amazing leaders. Go! For more coverage from ISSA International Summit 2019, visit

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