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.

ISSA KC May 25th Chapter Meeting

Posted by NB Monday, May 8, 2023


Please join ISSA-KC Chapter members and other security professionals at Lidia's Restaurant, Kansas City.

Managing OSS Security Blind Spots - A collaborative approach
Open-Source Software is no longer a term which needs explanation. It is ubiquitous in most of the code bases and rightfully so with its low cost, free to use, modify and distribution features. With these features also comes inherent Security, Operational and License risks. One of the biggest security blind spots in OSS is the lack of centralized control over the development and distribution of code. Recent attacks on popular OSS libraries such as Apache Struts, Open SSL, log4j have highlighted the need for increased security measures in OSS. To address these security concerns, organizations need to take a proactive approach to OSS security. This involves establishing security policies and procedures for selecting, evaluating, and integrating OSS into their systems. It is equally important to monitor and track OSS usage to ensure that any vulnerabilities are quickly identified and addressed. The talk will take us through a real-world example of an organization's OSS transformation journey, the real-world challenges, and the path to success.
Speaker Bio:
Aditi Gupta is an exceptional leader in the field of application security with over 12 years of experience in the technology space. Her journey began as a software developer working on Mainframes, she later pursued an MBA which led her to undertake consulting work, traveling extensively through Asia and the Americas.
Over the last 6 years, Aditi has made significant strides in her career. She has successfully built and managed Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) programs, implemented the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) for a financial services org, and leveraged DevSecOps principals to build an application security program from scratch.
Currently, Aditi is serving as a leader in the consulting org, where she is making a significant impact by assisting clients with their various application security programs related to open-source software (OSS) transformation, Cloud security, and scalable application security review and testing solutions.
Aditi is also a passionate food and travel enthusiast, always on the lookout for new adventures such as enjoying Jazz speakeasies with her toddler.
Thursday, May 25th, 2023, from 11:30 PM to 1:30 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Check-ins 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Meeting & Presentation
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Questions, Answers & Networking

$20.00 for ISSA Members.
$30.00 for Guests/Non-Members.



Workshop: Dark Web Investigations

Posted by NB Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Dark Web Investigations Workshop

May 12th 2023 - 8:00 to 5:00pm

May 20th 2023 - 8:00 to 5:00 pm

Fellow members and interested parties,

ISSA-Kansas City and EC Council are glad to offer the Dark Web Investigations Workshop. This one-day workshop is a complete guide to dark web investigations. Students will learn the technical issues of the dark web and will be given a thorough tour of the dark web. Students will also be taught specific investigative techniques with examples for a wide range of investigative needs.  For more information on this great class, please look at the attachment provided by EC-Council. Workshop details

If you wish to sign up, please use this link below:

Dark Web Live Online Workshop - EC-Council Learning (eccouncil.org)


If you have any questions, please contact Mike Hill at 816-330-3587 or email certification@kc.issa.org. 


ISSA KC April 27th Chapter Meeting

Posted by NB Friday, April 14, 2023

Please join ISSA-KC Chapter members and other security professionals at Hereford House on April 27th

Topic: Discussion on Incident Management

Description/Details: 45-55 minutes group discussion on Incident Management (IM) process

  • IM best practices
  • Cyber Insurance
  • IT Risk Management
  • Ransomware
  • IM Service Level Agreements (SLAs) / IM Service Level Expectations (SLEs)
  • IM trends

Moderators: Nichole Windholz and Naeem Babri
Date: Thursday, April 27th
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Check-ins
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Meeting & Discussion
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Networking
$20.00 for ISSA Members.
$30.00 for Guests/Non-Members.


 Register Now! 


SecureWorld May 3rd

Posted by NB

SecureWorld Kansas City

Cybersecurity Conference

Our 11th annual event will return May 3rd to Overland Park Convention Center!


SecureWorld Kansas City will serve the regional InfoSec community through a full day of thought leadership, collaborative sessions, and networking. The agenda is being developed to offer 16+ educational sessions and the opportunity to earn 6-12 credits.


Trends in Ransomware Attacks - ISSA KC  Chapter Presentation @ 8:00 am

Discount code generously provided by: 


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Chapter meetings are a great way to get to know your peers here in KC. And, if you're currently looking to make a career change, it's an invaluable way to build relationships that can provide you with the "inside information" on open security positions.

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