While many of ISA’s member companies are U.S.-based, virtually all of them are multinational and operate internationally. Because of this and the nature of the problem, itself, ISA has always taken an international approach to cybersecurity (two of the past five ISA board chairs have hailed from organizations with European headquarters).

Shortly after ISA developed the Social Contract approach to cybersecurity, the State Department requested that ISA President Larry Clinton brief the NATO Cyber Centre for Excellence in Estonia. Following this briefing, the State Department also financed a similar trip for ISA President Clinton to brief Organization of American States on ISA’s cyber policies.

ISA continues to cultivate these and similar relationships. In 2012, ISA briefed a high level NATO policy delegation on the effects of increased regulation in cybersecurity as well as offered a comparative analysis of the European programs as compared to the more effective Asian programs.