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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.

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December 2019 Chapter Meeting

Posted by NB Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Please join ISSA KC and ISACA joint meeting on December 12th at Deer Creek.

Spotlight on Security 2019 is a speaker series Topics:

  • Attacking & Defending Blockchains – Not just about Contracts & Vulnerabilities
  • Insider Threat
  • Privacy Laws:California Consumer Privacy Act
Date: Thursday Dec 12th

Time: 12:00 to 3pm.

Deer Creek Golf club
7000 W. 133rd Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66209
(913) 681-3100

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Greeting and Registration
12:10 PM  Presentation 1
01:00 PM  Presentation 2
02:00 PM  Presentation 3

3 CPEs

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October 2019 Chapter Meeting

Posted by Administrator Thursday, October 3, 2019

Please join ISSA KC chapter members and other security professionals at Lidia's on October 24th, 2019.

Topic: Cloud Security and Compliance

Topic Summary:
The cloud "shared responsibility model" isn't new but defining these responsibilities and assigning accountability continues to evolve. After completing this session, you will be able to:  Define the cloud shared responsibility model specific to security and compliance "of" the cloud and "in" the cloud from both the cloud service provider and cloud user perspective.
Understand latest cloud updates and trends, address cloud shared responsibilities and key risks and controls requirements such over common regulatory requirements and standards such as GDPR, HIPAA, PCI, ISO, SOC, and others. Protect workloads and apply the above learning objective   within popular cloud products such as AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.

Speaker Bio:
Brad Thies is Founder and President at BARR Advisory, a cybersecurity risk management and compliance advisory firm. Brad is a recognized thought leader on security and compliance in the cloud computing space. He is a regular guest speaker at industry events, such as ISACA conferences, and a member of the AICPA's Trust Information Integrity Task Force. Brad's professional advice has been featured in Entrepreneur, Cloud Computing Journal, Small Business CEO and Information Security Buzz.

Lidia's Kansas City Restaurant
101 W 22nd St, 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

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2019 CISSP BootCamp

Posted by NB Friday, September 13, 2019

2019 CISSP Overview Course

Please join ISSA-KC Chapter members and other security professionals for a 8 week CISSP CBK overview course we will be hosting at Black and Veatch in Kansas City, MO.
2019 Exam Preparation Course: KC-ISSA will be hosting an 8-week CISSP CBK overview course, which we will cover high-level concepts from each domain, test-taking strategy, and recommended resources. This course will begin on Oct 8th, and will be conducted weekly from 6-9 pm.

Maximum seats are 20. Please register soon!

Schedule for 2019: 
Oct 8 - Domain1
Oct 15 - Domain 2
Oct 22 - Domain 3
Oct 29 - Domain 4
Nov 5 - Domain 5
Nov 12 - Domain 6
Nov 19 - Domain 7
Nov 26 - Domain 8 

BOOK is (ISC)2 CISSP Study guide and Practice test - 2nd Edition.
Book at Amazon
Registration can be obtained by emailing certification@kc.issa.org

Fees are as follows:
$160 =  without book
$227.27 (160 + 67.27) =  with book

Facility and Services generously provided by Black and Veatch and is subject to change.

Minimum for this session is 6 attendees and maximum is 20.

September 2019 Chapter Meeting

Posted by Administrator Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Please join ISSA KC chapter members and other security professionals at Hereford House on September 26th, 2019.

Topic Summary:
Docker and Kubernetes has taken the development world by storm. You may have heard of this as or microservices architectures or containerization, but what does that mean and how can you leverage this new technology? This presentation will cover some of the history of containerization, what Docker and Kubernetes can help you with in your IT organizations, and how to secure your deployments.
Speaker: Brendan Dalpe

Brendan Dalpe is a Senior Security Consultant with Critical Start. Brendan has worked for the Fortune 250 and has been consulting for multiple years helping customers build defendable networks. Brendan holds his CISSP, CCSP, AWS Architect – Professional and many more vendor certifications.

Hereford House
5001 Town Center Dr, Leawood, KS 66211


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

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August 2019 Chapter Meeting

Posted by Administrator Monday, August 12, 2019

Please join ISSA KC chapter members and other security professionals at Brio on the Plaza on August 22, 2019.

Topic: Application Security & Delivery in a Multi-Cloud Environment

Topic Summary:
A key initiative in the path to digital transformation is developing new and migrating existing application workloads to include a multi-cloud infrastructure. Applications span from on-premise to public, private, and hybrid environments and include modern application architecture based on containers and Kubernetes.

Organizations expect to achieve agility and rapid deployment, better ease of use, elastic scaling, automation, and increased operational efficiency. But in this brave new world, how can you ensure that your applications are secure and that you have visibility regardless of where your apps reside?

Speaker: Phillip Blatzheim

Phillip is currently a Sr. Systems Engineer for A10 Networks. He has been with A10 for 6 years and focuses on Secure Application Delivery. Phillip has worked in the Information Technology industry for over 20 years; his experience includes desktop and server administration, networking and security for higher education, fortune 1000, and private corporations prior to joining A10 Networks.

Brio on the Plaza
502 Nichols Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112


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

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July 2019 Chapter Meeting

Posted by NB Friday, July 12, 2019

Please join ISSA KC chapter members and other security professionals at Lidia's Restaurant on July 25, 2019.

Topic: 12 Ways to Hack 2FA

Topic Summary:
Everyone knows that multi-factor authentication (MFA) is more secure than a simple login name and password, but too many people think that MFA is a perfect, unhackable solution. It isn't! I can send you a regular phish email and completely take control of your account even if you use a super-dooper MFA token or smartphone app. Attend this webinar and learn the 12+ ways hackers can and do get around your favorite MFA solution. The webinar will include a (pre-filmed) hacking demo by KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer, Kevin Mitnick, and real-life successful examples of every attack type. It will end by telling you how to better defend your MFA solution so that you get maximum benefit and security.

Speaker: Roger A. Grimes
Roger is Data-Driven Defense Evangelist for KnowBe4, Inc., he is a 30-year computer security consultant, instructor, holder of dozens of computer certifications, and author of 10 books and over 1,000 magazine articles on computer security. He has spoken at many of the world’s biggest computer security conferences, been in Newsweek™ magazine, appeared on television, been interviewed for NPR’s All Things Considered™, and been a guest on dozens of radio shows and podcasts. He has worked at some of the world’s largest computer security companies, including Foundstone, McAfee, and Microsoft. He has consulted for hundreds of companies, from the largest to the smallest, around the world. He specializes in host and network security, identity management, anti-malware, hackers, honeypots, Public Key Infrastructure, cloud security, cryptography, policy, and technical writing. His certifications have included CPA, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CEH, MSCE: Security, Security+, and yada-yada others, and he has been an instructor for many of them. His writings and presentations are often known for their real-world, contrarian views. He has been the weekly security columnist for InfoWorld and CSO magazines since 2005.

                      Authored, co-authored, or contributing author on 10 computer security books, specializing in Microsoft Windows security and computer security in general  - https://www.amazon.com/Roger-A.-Grimes/e/B001IQUMT4
                      Over 1000 national magazine articles
                      Author of multiple whitepapers, e-Books, technical papers, and webcasts
                      InfoWorld/CSO/IDG weekly computer security columnist since August 2005
                      Past Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine
                      Frequent speaker and presenter at national computer conferences (e.g. Windows Connections, Microsoft Ignite, TechReady, TechMentor, SANS, etc.)
                      Frequent radio show, podcast, and television guest
                      CyberSecurity Ventors, Board of Advisors (https://cybersecurityventures.com/board-of-advisors) since December 2017
                      In Newsweek magazine-March 1992
                      Interviewed for NPR’s All Things Considered (June 2017)
                      Frequent source of information for other magazines and newspapers

Lidia’s restaurant at 101 W 22nd St, 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

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