I am an aspiring information security professional. I have asked various professionals in the community for advice and one common theme in responses to my inquiries is "Get to know the community!" They advised me to join my local chapter of one of the following organizations:
Of course I want to join and participate in all three organization, however there is the reality of time constraints and membership fees.
All three have a local chapter in my area, offer monthly meetings and various other perks. My main concern is the greatest amount of exposure to the information security community ( networking with / meeting information security pros ) and which organization is the most respected?
So, in your opinions which would be the most advantageous for an aspiring information security professional?