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.

January 2019 Chapter Meeting

Posted by Administrator Friday, January 4, 2019

Please join ISSA KC chapter members and other security professionals at Lidia's Restaurant.

Topic Summary:  Today's modern operating systems, like iOS and Android, are designed for ubiquitous and wireless access from anywhere in the world, and have very different use cases and security requirements compared with traditional PCs and servers. Mobile devices are on and connected 24/7, and often owned and managed by individuals, dramatically increasing the attack surface relative to PCs.  Malicious hackers have shifted much of their attention to these new operating systems that may provide a direct link into large companies with valuable assets worth stealing. Today, their methods are less focused on broad and annoying attacks on consumers and more on targeted attacks on specific individuals in specific organizations who have the right access levels to high-value assets. Well-researched social engineering exploits, combined with system vulnerabilities, make these attacks highly effective, even against smart and educated individuals.  In this discussion we will cover the landscape of cyber threats to mobile devices, attacker motivations and steps you can take to protect your mobile endpoint.

Speaker bio:  Cory Ronek is a member of the Mobile Security Specialist Team at Symantec based in Chicago.  Cory joined Symantec from the acquisition of Skycure, is responsible for the North Central Region, and has 15+ years industry & security experience.  Cory's Team is focused on helping customers solve the problem of securing enterprise mobile access to corporate data.

Lidia's 101 W 22nd St, Kansas City, MO 64108


  • 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 inquire upon registration for the event.

$25.00 for ISSA Members, 
$35.00 for Guests/Non-Members Maximum Reservation: 40 

Credit(s): 1 CPE credit 

*** Registration ***

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Dec 13th 2018 Chapter Meeting

Posted by NB Wednesday, November 7, 2018


  • Identity Theft Ways Thieves Steal your Identity with Risk Reduction Solutions
  • Travel Safety & Pickpocket Prevention
Speaker Bio:
Gene Turner’s background gives him a unique perspective on Identify Theft, Travel Safety, and Pickpocket Prevention, as well as Business and Personal Security & Safety Awareness topics. As a professional pickpocket entertainer since 1985, Gene knows firsthand how easily thieves steal wallets/purses, badges, passports, and your on-line identity to gain access to your money as well as sensitive corporate assets and trade secrets. He explains that often you don’t know you’re a victim until it’s too late.
This is a joint meeting with ISSA KC and ISACA KC

11:30AM -12:00PM - Registration and Check In
12:00PM -1:00 PM -  Lunch
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  - Speaker's Presentation

Central Exchange
1020 Central, Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64105
CPE’s: 2 Credits *Please note actual CPE hours granted are dependent upon duration of speaker’s presentation and may differ from advertised number of CPE hours

Price: $35 members (ISACA and ISSA) | $50 guest

*** Registration ***


Posted by NB Thursday, November 1, 2018

We would like to invite you to the Kansas City Cyber Conference. The Cyber Conference will be on December 6th, at the Overland Park Convention Center. This will be the second year for the event. The ISSA membership supported the event last year with a few registrations. We would like to encourage everyone to go this year. Each paid registration generates money for our chapter and community!

Reasons to attend:

  • As a member of the ISSA you will receive a $50 discount off the registration fee of $200.
  • This conference is truly designed to network Security professionals in a very casual environment with the goal to build the next generation of leaders.
  • You will have the opportunity to see over 15 speakers throughout the day.
  • Each attendee will receive a Certificate of Continuing Education for 6 hours of credit from Saint Louis University.
  • The conference will give $50 of every paid registration back to the community. This year’s money will go to Safehome-ks.org and Battlebuddyservicedogs.org.
This is a by invitation only event for IT and Security Practitioners. Security Vendors, Security Sales people, and Security Consultants will not be able to attend unless they are a sponsor. We will only have 16 sponsors this first year.

The registration discount promotion will be held until Monday, November 26th, so make sure you get yourself and your team registered on or before then.

To look at the agenda click here or go to kccyber.com
To register click here or go to kccyber.com and type in ISSA18 as a promo code.

Happy Hour/Networking Nov 8th 2018

Posted by NB Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Please join ISSA KC "meet and greet" for Greater Kansas City security professionals. This networking affair is held as an evening happy hour at Leawood La Bodega, Nov 8th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The event is a great opportunity to become acquainted and interact with ISSA chapter members and other security professionals.

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.    

Upcoming Events

Aug 23rd - Chapter Meeting * Register

Sept 5th - SIG/WIS Meeting at Sprint

Oct 25 th - Chapter Meeting *Register

Nov 8th - Happy Hour *Register

Past events:

July 26th - Chapter meeting @ Hereford House

June 28th, 2018 - Chapter Meeting

May 24th, 2018 - Chapter Meeting

May 17th, 2018 - Happy Hour

Questions about upcoming meetings? email VP

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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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