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Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association (FISSEA)


The Federal Information Systems Security Educators' Association (FISSEA), founded in 1987, is an organization run by and for information systems security professionals to assist federal agencies in meeting their information systems security awareness, training, and education responsibilities. FISSEA strives to elevate the general level of information systems security knowledge for the federal government and the federally related workforce. FISSEA serves as a professional forum for the exchange of information and improvement of information systems security awareness, training, and education programs. It also seeks to provide for the professional development of its members.


28th FISSEA Annual Conference:
March 24-25, 2015 @ NIST Gaithersburg, Maryland.


FISSEA strives to improve federal information systems security through awareness, training, and education. FISSEA membership is open to information systems security professionals, professional trainers and educators, and managers responsible for information systems security training programs in federal agencies, as well as contractors of these agencies and faculty members of accredited educational institutions who are involved in information security training and education. There are no membership fees for FISSEA; all that is required is a willingness to share products, information, and experiences. Business is administered by a 13-member Executive Board serving two-year staggered terms that meet monthly.

Major Accomplishments:

FISSEA organizes an annual conference and periodic workshops, maintains a web site that includes an online newsletter, and maintains a list serve as a means of communication for members. Web site: http://csrc.nist.gov/organizations/fissea/home/

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FISSEA membership spans federal agencies, industry, military, contractors, state governments, academia, the press, and foreign organizations to reach over 1,800 members.


Ms. Patricia (Pat) Toth

Ms. Peggy Himes

Related Programs and Projects:

For more information regarding the Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association (FISSEA), please visit the Computer Security Resource Center (CSRC).

The 28th Annual FISSEA Conference will be held at NIST on March 24-25, 2015. Please visit the FISSEA Conference pages for more information about the annual conference.


Pat Toth
(301) 975-5140

100 Bureau Drive, M/S 8930
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8930