The name of this organization shall be the Inland Empire Chapter, hereafter referred to as the "Chapter", of the Information Systems Security Association, Inc., hereafter referred to as "ISSA, Inc."
The primary purpose of the Chapter is to promote the education of its members for the improvement and development of their capabilities relating to the security of information systems processing, pursuant to Section 501 (c) (6) of the 1954 Internal Revenue Code.
More specifically the objectives of the Association are (a) to promote the education of, and help expand the knowledge and skills of its members in the interrelated fields of information systems security, and information or data processing; (b) to encourage a free exchange of information security techniques, approaches, and problem solving by its members; (c) to provide adequate communication to keep members abreast of current events in information processing and security which can be beneficial to them and their employers; and (d) to communicate to management, and to systems and information processing professionals the importance of establishing controls necessary to ensure the secure organization and utilization of information processing resources.
Membership in the Chapter is based upon one having primary interest or active involvement in information systems security in the educational, private or public sector. In addition, membership is contingent upon interest in the purposes and objectives of the Chapter as stated in Article II, observance of the Code of Ethics and is subject to provisions of Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws and to categories established by the Board of Directors.
There are two categories of members:
Other - The Board of Directors, at their discretion, may provide for other classes of membership.
Members in Good Standing - Members who maintain their membership by payment of dues as required under the Article VII of the Bylaws and who otherwise qualify shall be considered in good standing and entitled to full privilege of membership.
Resignation - Any member may resign at any time, but such resignation shall not relieve the resigning individual from payment of dues for the expired portion of the current fiscal year or give any right to rebate of dues or any right to a pro-rated or other share of the assets of the Chapter. All resignations shall be made in writing.
Expulsion - The Board of Directors, at any meeting at which a quorum is present may, by a two-thirds vote of those present terminate the membership of any member who in its best judgment has violated the Bylaws, Code of Ethics, or who has been guilty of conduct detrimental to the best interest of the Chapter, provided that such person shall have been granted an opportunity for a hearing before the Board. The Board shall give at least thirty (30) days' notice of the hearing to be given in writing, delivered by registered mail, to the member against whom charges may be preferred. Such action by the Board of Directors shall be final and shall cancel all rights, interests or privileges of such member in the services or resources of the Chapter. The presiding Board member shall have the authority to appoint a Sergeant At Arms to preserve order and execute commands. An expelled member is not entitled to a refund of paid dues unless approved by a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors.
Termination - Membership may be terminated if payment of the annual Chapter dues has not been received as provided for in Article VII.
The Board of Directors shall consist of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Program Director, Membership Director and Secretary. The President shall act as Chairman thereof.
To be eligible for a position on the board of the Inland Empire Chapter of the ISSA, a member must meet the following requirements:
For purposes of starting the Inland Empire chapter, the preceding conditions do not apply.
The President shall preside at all meetings of the Chapter and shall obey the mandates of the members. The President shall have the power to call special meetings if deemed necessary for the benefit of the Chapter and shall have the deciding vote in case of tied decisions. The President shall have signing authority on the chapter financial accounts.
The Vice President shall attend to the duties of the President in his/her absence or in case the President's office may become vacant for any cause whatever, and shall attend to any other duties as the President may require. The Vice President shall have signing authority on the chapter financial accounts.
The Treasurer shall collect all membership dues and other monies or articles of value belonging to the Chapter, and shall keep an accurate account of all treasury receipts, expenditures, and deposits. The Treasurer shall have signing authority on the chapter financial accounts.
The Program Director oversees all of the educational activities of the Chapter (e.g. Annual chapter conferences, special events...) as well as reviewing the proposed monthly speakers and their presentations for appropriateness. The Program Director shall have signing authority on the chapter financial accounts.
The Membership Director shall oversee the membership rolls, establish procedures to greet new members, and establish procedures to assist members in enrolling and or renewing. The Membership Director shall maintain sufficient membership address lists as to ensure that all members in good standing are notified of meetings, and that the members receive all other correspondence necessary to the conduct of the Chapter. In addition, the membership director will develop and lead new membership campaigns as deemed necessary by the board.
The Secretary shall transmit and respond to all correspondence of the Chapter, and perform any other duties customarily associated with the office of the Secretary. In addition, the Secretary shall record and keep minutes of all meetings and perform monthly bank reconciliation. Because the Secretary acts as an auditor for the financial accounts, no signing authority shall be granted for any chapter financial accounts.
All past Presidents retaining active membership shall be privileged to attend such meetings held by the Board of Directors, to act only in an advisory capacity and without power of vote.
The Board of Directors shall manage the business of the Chapter. A Board quorum for business shall consist of a minimum of 4 board members. This board may, from time to time, establish special committees for various purposes as required.
In case of a Board vacancy other then the office of President, such vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the President, upon the advice of the remaining Board members, and subject to the consent of a majority of the membership attending the next general meeting.
The Board, at its discretion, shall appoint committee chairs as needed, by quorum.
On a motion and second from the membership at a general meeting, a Director shall be held before the Chapter for malfeasance of duty. A two-thirds majority of all Chapter members shall be required for removal from a Board position.
The Board of Directors shall be elected by popular vote, each member in good standing to be entitled to one vote.
The Nominating Committee shall consist of two members in good standing as selected by the Board of Directors at a meeting two months prior to the elections, preferably at the October meeting each year. Members in good standing may volunteer for this function.
Elections shall be held annually, preferably during the December meeting of each year.
The nominating Committee Chairman shall prepare and distribute election ballots at the annual election meeting.
Election results shall be announced at the end of the annual election meeting.
The term of office shall consist of two years commencing at the conclusion of the annual election meeting with the President, Secretary, and Program Director being on an even year cycle and the Vice President, Treasury, and Membership Director being on an odd year cycle. In the first year this new schedule is implemented some positions may continue an additional year to accommodate the odd/even terms.
The regular meeting of the Chapter shall be held monthly as approved by the Board of Directors on an annual basis.
The Board of Directors may call special meetings at any time upon ten days written notice to all Chapter members. Email communications are acceptable.
At all meetings, a minimum of 8 members in attendance shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
The order of business at regular meetings shall be as follows:
The order of business may be revised or dispensed with by the presiding Board member upon the approval of the members present, if circumstances decree that such action be taken.
In order to remain a member in good standing, annual dues shall be due and payable prior to the expiration of the membership to the Information Systems Security Association, Inc. Additional fees may be required as the Board of Directors direct, with the approval of a majority of members in good standing. Of the dues collected from each member, Chapter dues will be forwarded to the Chapter Treasurer and will be retained in the Chapter treasury.
Bank accounts in the name of the Chapter shall be established and maintained as directed by the Board of Directors.
Dual signatory authority for all accounts that may be established shall reside with the duly elected President, Vice President, Program Director, and Treasurer.
The Secretary shall be responsible for reconciliation of all bank accounts for verification purposes. The Secretary shall not have signatory authority.
The President at the July meeting of each year shall appoint an Auditing Committee consisting of two members in good standing. These individuals shall not be members of the Board of Directors. The responsibility of the Auditing Committee shall be to examine all financial records of the Chapter and provide a report of its findings and recommendations to the membership at the November meeting. This report shall be in writing, and shall be maintained as part of the permanent records of the Chapter.
Chapter Liability - The Chapter shall be fully and solely responsible for its own legal and financial affairs, and shall hold harmless ISSA, Inc. and Cal Poly Pomona University by reason of their affiliation, from any lawsuits, damages, other expenses or liabilities arising out of the activities of the Chapter.
ISSA, Inc. Liability - The Chapter shall not be responsible, nor liable, for any lawsuits, damages, other expenses or liabilities arising out of the activities of ISSA, Inc.
The Headquarters of the Inland Empire Chapter shall be located in the State of California, at the address designated by the Board of Directors.
These Bylaws may be amended, repealed, or added to in the following manner only:
Revised on this date March 24, 2009 at Ontario, CA.Dr. Javier Torner