Last year I retired from active full time employment, but continue to stay current in the field, try to contribute where I can, and accept a small stipend for assisting a university in academic efforts in cybersecurity.
However, one of the requirements for CISSP Retired status is the following:
The phrase "practicing or employed" leads me to interpret the requirement so I cannot even advise students in cybersecurity work, whether paid or not, and hold the status of CISSP Retired.
As I read the (ISC)2 statement on use of the trademarked term CISSP, it appears that once I am neither CISSP nor CISSP Retired I am not allowed to to use statements such as former CISSP, 2002-2020.
This is a disturbing situation.
For now, it appears that after 10/31/2020 my only option is to declare, "previously professionally certified in information security, 2002-2020."
I do not think that teaching/mentoring even in an official capacity at a college/university would prevent you from being able to use the retired status.
@CraginSTechnically you are still contributing to the community and therefore you have not formally retired, from my perspective of the situation. Given the world is calling out for more experienced security practitioners by 2020 approximately 1.5 million shortage is forecast.
I would hasten to forecast even from where I reside in New Zealand, that many professionals continue to the ripe old age of 70 years old, which is often the case.
It would appear by contributing to the University or even teaching would earn you CPE's and technically you contributing to the profession and the community as a whole.
I have a colleague who went into formal retirement this year, yet technically he is still contributing to the community and earning CPE's and has not as yet formally retired from ISC(2) - currently he is visiting other ISC(2) groups and supporting them and encouraging them due to the lack of CISSP certified professionals in the area he is visiting etc.
I think once again this is another area, which out of step with reality, which those of us in the private sector, see every day and appreciate the dilemma that many organisations have at present.
Personally I think the CISSP retired is just the wrong solution to the issue of security professionals who may be on a reduced income because of retirement and it doesn’t address study, time off for illness disability, family etc.
It’s also age discriminatory, and I’d figure retired folks would like to keep up and keep submitting CEUs etc. Unless of course they are loaded an spending all their time in Vegas and Swimming with the dolphins - and then they can probably well afford the membership fees.
Mf feeling is that for folks who can demonstrate a low income is that membership fees should be lowered to perhaps 30-50 USD per annum(self certified code of ethics applies, honour bar etc). Most of us are down with the cooperation side of prisoners dilemma in any case so properly audited it wouldn’t be an issue. if you’re paying reduced fees and folks are verifying you CISSP or other certification maybe ISC2 could ask if you got the job a month later...
In cases of extraordinary hardship maybe we should have a reveiwed membership waiver in place.