There are many national and international organizations advancing cyber security awareness and cyber defense.
ISACA and the Cyber Security Nexus™ (CSX)
CSX aims to help members of ISACA gain the knowledge and skills to increase performance and give members the guidance to enhance their careers. CSV is a holistic program designed to help members at any stage in their career and provides a one-stop source for members.
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)
The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) builds public/private partnerships to create and implement broad-reaching education and awareness efforts to empower users at home, work and school with the information they need to keep themselves, their organizations, their systems and their sensitive information safe and secure online and encourage a culture of cybersecurity.
SANS is the largest source for information security training in the world. They offer training through several delivery methods - live & virtual, classroom-style, online or webcast with live instruction, guided study with a local mentor, or privately at a workplace where remote colleagues can join via Simulcast. They offer computer security courses developed by industry leaders in numerous fields including cyber security training, network security, forensics, audit, security leadership, and application security. In addition to training, SANS offers certification via GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, a certification body featuring over 20 hands-on, technical certifications in information security, and optional Master's Degree programs through SANS Technology Institute graduate school, as well as numerous free security resources including newsletters, white papers and web casts.
Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)®
The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications, and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill, and professional growth of its members. ISSA organizes conferences, local chapter meetings and seminars. It provides access to information through the ISSA Website as well as online E-Newsletters and in the monthly ISSA Journal. ISSA offers and opportunities for members to volunteer by joining committees, which provide leadership opportunities in the security industry.
(ISC)2 - International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium
The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC)²®, is a global, not-for-profit leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers.