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.

Dec 1st Chapter Event *** ISSA KC & ISACA Joint Meeting

Posted by NB Saturday, November 5, 2022

The Coming Cyberspace Cold War with Russia

Speaker: Morgan Wright

Presentation Summary
: There’s a very good reason Russia has not deployed their latest cyber weapons against Ukraine. They’re saving them for the United States in what may be the beginning of a modern cold war played out in cyberspace. NATO has declared cyber to be an operational domain, and subject to Article 5 in case of a “massive” cyber-attack. But what does “massive” mean? Russia will play the fringes in the gray space of policy to conduct low-intensity warfare, using their tools and tactics refined against adversaries like Ukraine. The result? Unrestricted warfare against our critical infrastructure, espionage operations targeting the software supply chain, and new cyberweapons.

Mr. Wright's Bio:
Morgan is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity strategy, cyberterrorism, national security and intelligence. He currently serves as a Senior Fellow at The Center for Digital Government, Chief Security Advisor for SentinelOne, and is the chief technology analyst for Fox News and Fox Business. Morgan's landmark testimony before Congress on Healthcare.gov changed how the government collected personally identifiable information. Previously Morgan was a Senior Advisor in the US State Department Antiterrorism Assistance Program, the Senior Law Enforcement Advisor for the 2012 Republican National Convention, taught behavioral analysis at the National Security Agency and spent a year teaching the FBI how to conduct internet investigations. In addition to 18 years in state and local law enforcement as a highly decorated state trooper and detective, Morgan has developed solutions in defense, justice and intelligence for the largest technology companies in the world including Cisco, SAIC, Unisys and Alcatel-Lucent/Bell Labs.

Brio Italian Grille
502 Nichols Drive 
Kansas City, MO 64112
Date: Thursday, December 1st 
11:30 am - Check-ins
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 pm Presentation

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ISSA KC Happy Hour / Networking

Posted by NB Tuesday, November 1, 2022




November 10, 2022
Between 5:00pm and 7:00pm 

Pinstripes - OP


Please join ISSA-KC networking/Happy Hour! This networking affair is held in Overland Park, KS. The event is a great opportunity to become re-acquainted and interact with ISSA chapter members and other security professionals. 
Location UPDATE: 
BRAVO! Italian Kitchen Leawood 
5005 W 117th St
Leawood, KS 66211

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Oct 27th, 2022 Chapter Event

Posted by NB Wednesday, October 12, 2022


The attack lifecycle.  Staying one step ahead of Adversaries  

Description:  As adversaries continue to improve their scanning and exploitation efforts through known and previously unknown attack surface vulnerabilities (e.g, zero days), it is incumbent on every organization to adopt a stratagem combining continuous monitoring of the attack surfaces of their entire 3rd party ecosystem with an aggressive plan to intelligently inform and work with the 3rd parties in the identification and remediation of the most impactful, highly targeted attack vectors.  As companies continue to outsource their products, processes and programs to vendors and suppliers - and thus spread their operational risk - their reputational and financial exposure is increasing every day.   We will look at the current cyber environment and discuss the necessary platform elements to stay one step ahead.

Speaker Bio: Pete Savin, Director of Risk Products at BlueVoyant,  has 15 years experience in the design, configuration and implementation of risk management systems such as IBM OpenPages Third Party Risk Management.   Developing an in-depth knowledge of TPRM industry best practices, he offers deep insights in the combined enterprise benefits that traditional vendor risk assessment practices along with continuous cyber risk monitoring offer.  Prior to BlueVoyant and IBM, Pete served in the US Navy as a submarine officer.


Thursday, OCT 27th


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.

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Sept 22nd Chapter Meeting

Posted by NB Thursday, September 22, 2022

Latest DDoS Trends and the Ransom-Driven Attacks

Topic summary:

Following areas will be covered:
Ransomware Attack Trends
Distributed Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS)
Ransom + DDoS
Basic Security Hygiene


Naeem Babri is a Cyber Risk Manager at T-Mobile with a day-to-day focus on risk assessments, information security, and security controls. Naeem has been a member of the ISSA KC for last 10 years. His strong knowledge base of security, project management, and IT operations and support has led to various roles at Sprint/T-Mobile. He holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Resource Management and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Thursday, Sept 22nd

Noon to 1:00pm

Location: Virtual/Zoom (Link in the registration email)

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