Chapters & Affiliates

Chapters and Affilates

To maximize its outreach, WIIS encourages the creation of U.S. Chapters and International Affiliates. Chapters and Affiliates enhance WIIS’s efforts to advance the leadership and professional development of women in the field of international security. WIIS Chapters and Affiliates operate independently but in close contact with WIIS Global. Currently, WIIS has a network of nine U.S. Chapters and 25 International Affiliates.


Name of Chapter or AffiliateSIA
Type of UpdateEvent
TitleRisk + Exposure: Part 2: Discussions with the SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board
Time01:00 PM
Event Description

This afternoon-long event will feature discussions on the cybersecurity issues that are facing the physical security industry. Led by the SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board, attendees will come away with a practical understanding of some of the sophisticated and sometimes cumbersome cybersecurity principles germane to the industry. Specific sessions focus on:

Securing Connected Endpoints – an exploration of common methods for securing connected security systems including an outline of the responsibilities across the security value channel.
Cybersecurity Governance and Compliance – a demystification of the various compliance frameworks and how an organization can create a governance model tailored for their business.
Horizon Scanning – an analysis of the emerging technologies and business models that will pose cybersecurity threats and/ or opportunities for the physical security industry including Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.

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The WIIS Chapters and International Affiliates operate independently, but under the guidance of WIIS Global, to fulfill the mission of WIIS, promoting and advocating for women leaders in the international peace and security field with their programming and activities. Legally, U.S. Chapters work as part of WIIS Global.

WIIS has members- women and men -in 47 countries and on six continents. WIIS members work in international organizations, government, NGOs, think tanks, universities, corporations, and media outlets around the world.