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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 2017 Chapter Meeting

Posted by Anonymous Thursday, May 11, 2017

On May 25, 2017 the ISSA-KC Chapter members, and other security professionals will hold a meeting at Hereford House at Town Center Plaza to network and attend the monthly chapter meeting, with presentation topic.

Topic: Making a Jump to Risk Management

Discussion on Risk Management and the components of Security, Business Continuity and Compliance.  We will discuss the definitions of what is included within Risk Management including Emerging Risk Register, how to determine Risk Impact, Probability and Severity.  We will also demonstrate a quick example to show how all the components work together to form a final risk exposure value.    This meeting will be more of a discussion than presentation, so be prepared to jump in with questions and comments.

Jeff Blackmon
Co-Hosts: Cheryl Cooper & Naeem Babri

Speaker Bio: Jeff  Blackmon is owner / operator of Strategic Continuity Solutions, LLC.  He provides consulting services in the areas of Risk management, Business Continuity, Security Planning and Governance/Risk/Compliance (GRC). He has contracted with such companies as Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Bank of America, L-3 Communications, Library of Congress, SRA international, Midland Loan Processing and BDM International.  He has also worked internationally at Saudi Arabia Marketing and Refining (SAMAREC) and at the Royal Saudi Air Force Headquarters located in Riyadh.  He provided information to IT related web news organizations such as Computer World and has been quoted in such. His  latest accomplishment was being chosen as one of the five finalists for BCI’s North American Award for Continuity and Resilience Consultant, 2015.

Co-Hosts Bio:
Cheryl Cooper has over 20 years of privacy, education and information security experience, assists organizations of all sizes with their information privacy, security risk management, and regulatory compliance programs. Cheryl has a Master of Business Administration and a Masters in Criminal Justice with a pecialization in Cybercrime. She is currently a Network/IT Security Risk Manager with Sprint Corporation. Cheryl has experience as an Adjunct Professor teaching Business, Network Principles, and IT Security course curriculum.  Knowledgeable of innovative, creative teaching and learning methodologies for post-secondary students.  Before joining Sprint she was a member of the United States Navy. Over the course of her career she has been awarded many certificates of excellence. 
Naeem Babri has been ISSA-KC Chapter President since 2014 and is currently a Risk Manager with Sprint. His day to day focus is on risk assessments, information security, privacy, and SOX controls. He has been a member of the Corporate Security team for since 2011. He has been in Kansas City for some time and is active in local community.  He has strong background in Security, Project Management, and IT Operations & Support. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Resource Management and Bachelor in Mathematics and Computer science.

Hereford House
Town Center Plaza,
5001 Town Center Dr,
Leawood, KS 66211

Lunch : Choice of one: Beef, Chicken, or Salmon,
Salad, Potato, Vegetable, Drink

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

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

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