Security enhancements to IISE’s website 

By June 30, 2018, all IISE website users must be using a browser and operating system that supports the TLS v1.2 security protocol in order to access secure pages on the website. See the table below for operating systems and browsers that support TLS v1.2:

Operating System 




Windows 7 and above

Internet Explorer 11 and above

Google Chrome 43 and above

Mozilla Firefox 38 and above

Apple (MAC)

MAC OS X 10.9 and above

Safari version 7 and above


Why is this happening?

Because IISE processes credit card transactions, it must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). For more information about these standards, click here. 

A recent standard potentially could impact IISE members’ ability to access any secured page on our website. This includes the ability to log in as a member, update member information, join, renew or register for training.  

For over 20 years, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) has been one of the most widely used encryption protocols ever released and remains in widespread use today. Fifteen years ago, TLS v1.0 superseded SSL. TLS v1.1 and TLS v1.2 are the latest encryption protocols. When you see the padlock on a Web page or see https in the URL, your operating system (e.g., Windows 7) and your browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, etc.) use one of these protocols to secure the data on the page.   

SSL and early TLS no longer meet minimum security standards due to security vulnerabilities in the protocol for which there are no fixes. Therefore, to meet the PCI DSS 3.1 requirements, organizations that process credit cards must disable these protocols no later than June 30, 2018. IISE already disabled SSL, and plans to disable TLS v1.0 and TLS v1.1 before June 30, 2018.

If you have any questions about these changes, please email