Welcome to ISSA KC

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. Through its membership, ISSA -Kansas City helps security professionals in the Kansas City area learn of information security issues and trends, which promote education, collaboration, and leadership, and further the information security profession.

May 2018 Chapter Newsletter

Posted by Administrator Thursday, May 10, 2018

The May edition of the ISSA newsletter is now available.

May 2018 Chapter Meeting

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, May 8, 2018

On May 24, 2018 the ISSA-KC Chapter members, and other security professionals will hold a meeting at Lidia's Italy Restaurant in Kansas City, MO, to network and attend the monthly chapter meeting, with presentation topic

Speaker:  David Swift, Securonix - Principal Architect, CISSP, GSEC, GCIH, GCIA, GSNA, ACTP.  Mr. Swift is a leading security practitioner holding a variety of certifications including incident handling, intrusion analysis, and network auditing, has published multiple papers on SIEM, compliance and security strategies and has more than 25 years of experience.  He joined Securonix in March of 2014, leaving a thriving SIEM practice at Accuvant that he led having completed over 300 SIEM projects covering nearly every industry leading product (HP/ArcSight, McAfee/Nitro, IBM/QRadar, Splunk….).

“At times I feel like a dinosaur having worked on computers since before the invention of the PC. But the firsthand experience on nearly every operating system, and hardware platform since the industry began comes in handy.” LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/david-swift/28/a1a/672/.

Topic:  Key Changes in Security and Why They Matter, AKA Data Swamps and Data Lakes

Location:

Lidia’s Italy Restaurant,
101 W. 22nd street,
Kansas City, MO. 64108

Agenda:

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Greeting and Registration
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Meeting & Presentation
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Questions, Answers & Networking

Menu:

Pasta Tasting Trio - A sampling of three daily-made fresh and filled pastas.
Biscotti Platters - An assortment of house-made cookies & sweets to pass and share family style.
Soft drinks, Iced Tea, Coffee

*Vegetarian option available, please note at registration
**Menu subject to change. **

Price:

$25.00 for ISSA Members,
$35.00 for Guests/Non-Members

Maximum Reservation: 35
Credit(s): 1 CPE credit 

Registration Now!

We look forward to seeing you at the event. If you have any questions about the event or how to register, please email our RSVP email, or contact the venue for directions.

ISSA-Kansas City May 17, 2018 Chapter Networking

Posted by Administrator Monday, May 7, 2018

Please join ISSA chapter members and other security professionals for Networking Affair!

This networking affair/happy hour is held at Seasons 52 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  This event is a great opportunity to become acquainted and interact with ISSA chapter members and other professionals. Come along and join ISSA chapter members and other security professionals at Seasons 52 for a lively happy hour!

Also, this special event is free for ISSA Kansas City chapter members!!! Guests and spouses are surely welcome to attend. All guests in attendance will receive two drink tickets. 


Date: Thursday, May 17th,  from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Season 52
340 Ward Pkwy,
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 531-0052
http://www.seasons52.com/

Register Now!


April 2018 Chapter Newsletter

Posted by Administrator Thursday, April 12, 2018

The April edition of the ISSA newsletter is now available.

ISSA Kansas City Mentoring Program

Posted by NB Thursday, April 5, 2018



ISSA Kansas City Mentoring Program 

The Kansas City ISSA Chapter mentor program is designed to formalize relationships between more senior professional individuals in the chapter (Mentors) and security professionals seeking to learn from these people to gain skills or further their career (Mentees). 

How do I sign up?
You can find the application and expectations for the program below. A couple of things to note:
- To be a Mentee you have to be a current Denver ISSA chapter member! Non-members are encouraged to join in order to take advantage of this great career opportunity.
- Mentor/Mentee matches are made based on several factors including goals, geographic location and experience. Because we aim to make the best possible matches based on several criteria we cannot guarantee that everyone will be matched.

Why should I become a mentor?
·         Contribute to the professional development of the future workforce;
·         Help build stronger community fabric;
·         Impart the principles of an experienced security professional;
·         Gain a broader view of your own community; and
·         Give something back to the profession!

Why should I become a mentee?
·         Explore the world of work through interaction with professionals in the career of their choice;
·         Gain an experienced practitioner's perspective on applying concepts to real-life situations;
·         Familiarize yourself with success in a corporate environment;
·         Identify long-term professional development goals;
·         Grow as an information security professional;
·         Gain the capacity to translate values and strategies into productive actions;
·         Increase career development opportunities.

I’d like some more details on how the program will work and what is expected. Where can I find out more? (Link pdf)

Submit Applications

April 2018 Chapter Meeting

Posted by Administrator

On April 26, 2018 the ISSA-KC Chapter members, and other security professionals will hold a meeting at Hereford House in Leawood, KS, to network and attend the monthly chapter meeting, with presentation topic.

Speaker:  Tedrick Housh leads the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice at Lathrop Gage, where he assists companies with legal issues related to data collection, storage, protection, use, transfer and disclosure.  He helps clients manage security incidents, and resolve the ensuing disputes and liabilities.  He works with clients to implement, assess and improve Information Security Policies, Incident Response Plans and other aspects of privacy and security programs.  Mr. Housh helps clients navigate issues concerning data subject consent, data vendor and transfer agreements, and terms of use and privacy statements for websites and apps.  He has been active in the firm’s work involving Block chain and other emerging tech platforms, and worked on ICO projects and token sales.  With more than two decades of experience in workplace law, he also counsels on employment-related matters and litigates covenants not to compete and trade secret misappropriation.

Topic:  “Hot Topics in Information Security Law, from GDPR to Data Breach Class Actions”

Abstract:   Information Security professionals lead the battle to address vulnerabilities and avoid data loss or disclosure, but no system is perfect.  Companies have to plan for what might go wrong, and the legal landscape, like security technology itself, changes quickly.  Tedrick Housh of Lathrop Gage will provide an update on the latest developments in the law of information security and data privacy, and answer your questions.

Location:
Hereford House, 5001 Town Center Dr, Leawood, KS 66211
Agenda:

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Greeting and registration
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Meeting & Presentation
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Questions, Answers & Networking

Menu:

Lunch : Choice of one: Beef, Chicken, or Salmon,Salad, Potato, Vegetable, Drink
*Vegetarian option available, please note at registration at Hereford House*
*Menu subject to change*

Price:
$25.00 for ISSA Members,
$35.00 for Guests/Non-Members
Maximum Reservation: 35
Credit(s): 1 CPE credit

We look forward to seeing you at the event. If you have any questions about the event or how to register, please email our RSVP email, or contact the venue for directions.
Register Now!

Cheers!
ISSA KC Officers
ISSA-Kansas City Chapter

March 2018 Chapter Newsletter

Posted by Administrator Friday, March 9, 2018

The March edition of the ISSA newsletter is now available.

Upcoming Events


May 24th, 2018 - Chapter Meeting **** Register *** May 17th, 2018 - Happy Hour *** Register ***

Past events:
April 26th, 2018 - Chapter Meeting
Mar 22nd, 2018 - Chapter MeetingFeb 22nd, 2018 - Chapter Meeting
Jan 25th 2018 - Chapter Meeting
Dec 15th - FBI Briefing

Questions about upcoming meetings? email VP

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ISSA KC Mentorship Program

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Mentee form/Application





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