About Sponsorship

The Chicago Chapter of the ISSA (the Chapter) is comprised of security professionals in
a variety of impactful and decision-making capacities at leading organizations in Chicago
and the surrounding area.

The Information Systems Security Association is the leading worldwide association of IT
security professional and the community developing and connecting the cybersecurity
current and next generation of leaders.

Our mission is to serve our constituents by delivering education on relevant technology,
leadership, awareness, and visibility into the security issues and challenges introduced by
the Digital Revolution. Our platform provides content through Chapter Meetings,
conferences, and special events designed to enhance the opportunity for the security
professional to network and collaborate.

In exchange for monetary contributions, the Chapter will provide the ability for the
Sponsor to raise their presence and awareness in the local market, provide a variety of
valuable lead generation opportunities, and marketing according to guidelines listed
below. Exceptions or alterations to these guidelines may be made at the discretion of the
Chapter President or by a majority of the Chapter Board of Directors.

Sponsorship Levels

The Chapter offers two vendor sponsorship levels including Platinum and Gold.
Platinum provides the highest exposure, value, and benefit. Frequently the Chapter hosts
special events, conferences, socials, etc. and for those occasions sponsors will be
separately invited and additional fees may apply.

ISSA Chicago encourages Sponsors to become ISSA International general members
($125.00/member/year, https://www.issa.org/ ). Note the International membership brings
additional value and this International membership level is not included in the Chapter
Sponsorship. ISSA International is the parent organization and ISSA Chicago is a separate
not-for-profit association with a different P&L.

Platinum Sponsorship – $7,500

The Platinum sponsor is our premier Chapter sponsorship receiving maximum exposure including an exclusive speaking opportunity. The Chapter will prominently display the sponsor’s logo, include the URL to the vendor’s website on ISSA’s landing page, and be identified as a “Platinum Sponsor” on the landing page. Vendor’s logo will appear on all Chapter communications, as well as, on all correspondence related to workshops, conferences, socials, special events, and vendor forum correspondence.  The value and benefits include:

  • One exclusive 60-minute technology presentation that may end with a 10-minute vendor commercial during Sponsorship period. 
  • Table Top participation at Secure X joint event with ISACA in June (2 people).
  • Free admission to Holiday Party (2 people).
  • Attendance to all Chapter meetings (2 people). Registration required and additional fees may apply for special events not listed here.
  • Logo and URL to vendor’s website on Chapter website for the year.
  • Separate logo and URL on our website under “Platinum Sponsor” for the year.
  • Recognition at all Chapter meetings and on all communications.
  • Ability to display collateral at meetings for a year.

Gold Sponsorship – $6,000

 The Gold level includes all of the benefits of the Platinum level EXCEPT a table top at the SecureX Event.

  • One exclusive 60-minute technology presentation that may end with a 10-minute vendor commercial during Sponsorship period. 
  • Free admission to Holiday Party (2 people).
  • Attendance to all Chapter meetings (2 people). Registration required and additional fees may apply for special events not listed here.
  • Logo and URL to vendor’s website on Chapter website for the year.
  • Separate logo and URL on our website under “Gold Sponsor” for the year.
  • Recognition at all Chapter meetings and on all communications.
  • Ability to display collateral at meetings for a year.


Logo Submission Instructions for ISSA Website:

With your application, please submit a large, lossless format (like .eps or .tif) company logo for placement on the ISSA Website. EPS format is ideal, since it generally scales well infinitely without loss of quality. Most marketing departments will provide one of the two. If they don’t know what to send, tell them it’s for print purposes and you will be printing it large.


How to become a sponsor?

Complete our online sponsorship application.

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