Associate Membership

R-CISC Membership

Associate Members are industry leaders that are committed to the R-CISC mission and support to further the R-CISC mission by becoming an associate member. An Associate Member can visibly demonstrate their industry leadership and commitment to retail cyber intelligence and data security through membership in the R-CISC. There are tiered levels of membership within the R-CISC offered at either the Platinum, Premiere or Supporting Tiers.

Joining the R-CISC is an important leap in gaining access to actionable intelligence while making the industry stronger and safer against the onslaught of threats. Being involved with the R-CISC through events, Associate programs or other activities supports the industry and helps to position your company and its leaders as a thought leader and trusted adviser in the Retail and Commercial Services ecosystem. By joining the R-CISC Associate program, it is expected that all Associates will and do agree to support the R-CISC by securely and freely sharing information, promoting RCS-ISAC events & workshops, providing value-driven referrals and introductions to future potential members of R-CISC – and to help grow its membership base, which grows the value for all involved and supports the Retail industry with an increased focus on actionable member benefits against threat and risks daily.

To read more about the benefits we offer our Associate Members, please refer to our Associate Membership guide. If you would like to be emailed a membership application or learn more information, please email us at membership@r-cisc.org

Membership Qualifications:

In order to qualify for Associate membership in the R-CISC, the applicant must meet the following requirements. Consideration for membership will be evaluated and considered subject to the R-CISC’s approval.

Organizations may become Associate Members of the R-CISC, including:

  • Organizations that provide technology solutions that support R-CISC Core Members, including hardware and software solutions, as well as risk management and cybersecurity products and services, intelligence offerings, insights and expertise relevant to research efforts, and training/education
  • Aspects of the financial transaction ecosystem including payment processors and banks that issue branded payment cards on behalf of retailers

Organizations must NOT:

  • Be wholly or partially state-owned; must be privately owned or publicly owned at the ultimate parent company level without any ownership or control, directly or indirectly, by any instrumentality of any government.
  • Have its head office or primary business in a country that is subject to U.S. economic sanctions as indicated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), or itself be identified or designated as sanctioned by OFAC.
  • Have its head office or have its primary business in a country that does not have laws targeting cybercrime or does not actively prosecute cyber-criminals in that country.
  • Have its head office or its primary business in a country that supports terrorist activities or corporate espionage against the United States.

Platinum Associate = $50,000

  • Opportunity to sponsor R-CISC member events ahead of public submission.
  • Logo, company name, provided description, and contact information for a primary point of contact displayed on Associate Membership page
  • Opportunities to be selected to work in conjunction with R-CISC task force/workgroups and research projects
  • R-CISC Promotion of one (1) Webinar where the subject and content are approved by R-CISC as beneficial and proper for membership base
  • Associate use of R-CISC approved logo/brand in marketing and materials print
  • Branding your company logo, name, provided description, and contact information for a primary point of contact displayed on the R-CISC Associate Membership pages; listed alphabetically
  • Send one Associate as a thought leader to the R-CISC annual conference to moderate or speak
  • Five (5) user accounts for the Associate membership portion of R-CISC Portal, enabling access to review and submit content, data, insights, and white papers addressing critical security threats, best practices, or mitigation strategies, as well as access to materials submitted by the R-CISC membership in general areas of the R-CISC Portal
  • Receive or submit R-CISC intelligence alerts regarding current threat information
  • primary point of contact displayed on the R-CISC Associate Membership pages; listed alphabetically
  • Receive first right of refusal for annual summit sponsorship
  • Access to provide automated intelligence through the R-CISC machine-to-machine platform

Premiere Associate = $20,000

  • Opportunity to sponsor R-CISC member events ahead of public submission. 
  • Logo on the R-CISC website 
  •  Opportunities to be selected to work in conjunction with R-CISC task force/workgroups and research projects 
  •  R-CISC Promotion of one (1) Webinar where the subject and content are approved by R-CISC as beneficial and proper for membership base 
  • Branding your company logo, name, provided description, and contact information for a primary point of contact displayed on the R-CISC Associate Membership pages; listed alphabetically 
  • Two (2) access tokens for the Associate membership portion of R-CISC Portal, enabling access to review and submit content, data, insights, and white papers addressing critical security threats, best practices, or mitigation strategies, as well as access to materials submitted by the R-CISC membership in general areas of the R-CISC Portal

Supporting Associate = $5,000

  • Opportunity to sponsor R-CISC member events ahead of public submission.
  • Logo on the R-CISC Website
  • Opportunities to be selected to work in conjunction with R-CISC task force/workgroups and research projects