Article Submission

ISSA South Texas welcomes submissions by information security professionals that will inform and educate their peers about issues and trends in the industry. Articles are reviewed by members of the ISSA South Texas Board, based on the following criteria:

  • Relevant – suitable for a security practitioner, our chief audience (does include C-level)
  • Timely – in sync with current trends, technologies, and industry issues
  • Useful – leans toward practical insights rather than general perspectives
  • Credible – cites sources and is knowledgeable of industry thinkers
  • Innovative – covers subject matter that piques the curiosity of our readers

Please adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. ISSA South Texas will not accept articles promoting one company, business, or piece of software. They must be vendor-neutral – describing technologies and trends – not selling a product.
  2. All articles must be the original work of the author, and cannot have appeared in other publications.
  3. Articles should be between 500 and 2,000 words.
  4. Where appropriate, articles should be written for the security community in the local Houston area.
  5. Articles will be peer-reviewed by members of the ISSA South Texas Board of Director who are in the security field to insure the quality, accuracy, and relevance of the work.
  6. Authors are encouraged to supply relevant artwork (charts, diagrams, and maps) that help to clarify points in the article. Please include the artwork as separate .png, .jpg or .gif files (300 dpi @ 100% or greater resolution).
  7. ISSA South Texas requires proper references so readers can locate the key information sources used when writing the article. Cite foundational books, articles, or URLs of publicly accessible information sources used and footnote in text or include at the end of the document.
  8. It is the ISSA South Texas’s policy to include the author’s email address so that readers may contact him or her directly with questions or comments. If this is a problem, please contact the editor.
  9. lease include a short biography at the end of your article – just a couple of lines saying who you are and what you do is fine. See past issues for examples.
  10. Please send articles via attached files to DOC or RTF is best. Please do not send article as PDF.
  11. All articles become the property of the ISSA South Texas for a period of 12 months, after which copyright reverts to the author. Author will be required to sign copyright release