Certifications, Affiliations, Trade Associations, and Memberships provide a wealth of benefits. Through these we develop valuable relationships and connections to professionals in our industry that allow us to strengthen ties and stay up to date with industry developments. continuing education and professional development is key for success in the security industry. Through these associations we are able to not only learn from other members, but also provide professional development opportunities through peer to peer learning, mentorship, workshops, and seminars. This pool of knowledge allows us to take advantage of all experiences and learn industry-wide best practices.