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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.

September 2017 Chapter Meeting

Posted by Anonymous Thursday, September 7, 2017

On September 28, 2017 the ISSA-KC Chapter members, and other security professionals will hold a meeting at Lidia’s Italy Restaurant in Kansas City, MO, to network and attend the monthly chapter meeting, with presentation topic.

Speaker:  Rich Perkins

Bio Highlights:

  • Executive Level IT Security Professional with 25+ years of experience in Information Technology, 12+ years focused on Information Security and Risk Management.
  • Co-Creator of the Wireless Aerial Surveillance Platform, an autonomous aircraft with onboard Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) penetration testing capabilities as featured on CNN’s “The Situation Room” and the November 2011 issue of Popular Science. Currently on exhibit at the International Spy Museum in Washington DC.
  • Served as the Data Loss Prevention subject matter expert, setting governance and policy as well providing technical expertise allowing full integration between Express Scripts and Medco networks.
  • Served as the Air Force voting member and subject matter expert on the Cross Domain Technical Advisory Board assessing risk of cross domain solutions for the entire Department of Defense (DoD).
  • Served as the Air Force voting member on the Technical Risk Rating panel certifying the technical risk of mission critical cross-domain technologies
  • Served as instructor and mentor leading the EADS NA DS3 companywide CISSP mentoring program from 2006-2010.
  • Created the patented Advanced Risk Management of Enterprise Security (ARMOES®) to enable automatic tracking/reporting of vulnerabilities within DODI 8500.2 compliant systems.
  • Served as the lead technical security engineer performing Certification and Accreditation Security Tests and Evaluations, ensuring secure systems were created and deployed on the Air Force and DoD Global Information Grid (GiG).

Topic: New Era in End Point Security

Taking a look at the current state of endpoint security, and how we need to change our way of thinking in order to get ahead of the attackers

Location: Lidia’s Italy Restaurant, 101 W. 22nd street, Kansas City, MO. 64108

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

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 note at registration at Brio
* *Menu subject to change. **

$20.00 for ISSA Members,
$30.00 for Guests/Non-Members
Maximum Reservation: 35
Credit(s): 1 CPE credit

We look forward to seeing you at the event. If you have any questions about the event or how to register, please email our RSVP email, or contact the venue for directions.

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