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.

New ISSA-KC Website

Posted by Director of Communications Friday, August 4, 2023

We have our new website live. For all meeting registrations going forward, you will need to use the new site. You can access it here: https://issakc.org/

Our future chapter events will be posted at: https://issakc.org/meetinginfo.php

If this is your first time logging into our new website, please use the forgot password capability to reset your password to one that you can remember.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let John Godfrey, Director of Communications know by sending him an email to comms@kc.issa.org


June 22nd Chapter Meeting

Posted by NB Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Please join ISSA-KC Chapter Members and other security professionals on June 22nd

Topic: Protecting the Organization’s Crown Jewels: Data in the Cloud

Description/Details: Best practices for how to develop and implement a holistic data protection strategy for your company, protecting the Organization’s Crown Jewel.

Speaker: Arnie Lopez is the VP of WW Systems Engineering at Skyhigh Security. He is a 25-year veteran in Silicon Valley’s Technical Community with experience in Networking, Cloud and Security Solutions. Prior to Skyhigh Security he spent several years in Technology leadership roles with McAfee, Informatica, Proofpoint, Cisco, WebEx, PeopleSoft and Target Stores. He has a degree in International Business from San Francisco State University and has held several technical certifications throughout his career including CCIE, CISSP and AWS Cloud Practitioner.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Check-ins
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Meeting & Discussion
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Networking


Brio Italian Grille
502 Nichols Drive Kansas City, Missouri 64112 


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

*** Register ***


Skyhigh Security


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. 


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