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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.

Showing posts with label Chapter Events. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chapter Events. Show all posts

March 2019 Chapter Meeting

Posted by NB Tuesday, March 12, 2019


Please join ISSA KC chapter members and other security professionals at Hereford House in Leawood on March 28, 2019.

Topic:
Innovation & Virtualization, keeping creativity alive virtually

Topic Summary:
Innovation is what is required for organizations to be successful, yet in today’s environment of speed and agility, the only way to achieve such goals is through virtualization. Are you struggling with what virtualization means to you and your organization? Do you understand how to maintain an innovative environment while pressing forward into the virtualized world?

You must foster a specific environment to keep innovation moving in the virtual world. In order to engage clients more intimately and longer term your organization must be able to work without the limits of physical location and bureaucracy. Every organization can benefit from a virtualized environment to improve its competitive advantage and operational efficiencies through innovative virtualization.

Key Takeaways
1. Identify innovation and how to create a safe environment for it to happen
2. Abstract the software from the hardware to allow employees to work without boundaries
3. Learn how to keep bureaucracy from destroying your virtualization initiative
4. Visualize your own challenges to virtualization and learn to overcome them
5. Implement a service driven model to improve IT efficiencies
6. Avoid strangulation of innovation through the silo trap


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Stefana Saxton, Business Innovation Strategist, VMware

Stefana Saxton serves as a Business Innovation Strategist for VMware where she works with clients to assess long term business goals and then strategically identify, prioritize and execute mission critical business improvements and innovations that add value for VMware clients and business partners.
She has worked with clients in healthcare, finance, engineering, programs, operations, information technology, manufacturing and development.
Prior to her current role, Saxton held leadership positions in energy & infrastructure (Black & Veatch) Department of Defense (Alliant Techsystems), aerospace (Ultrax Aerospace), Department of Energy (Honeywell FM&T), and telecommunications consulting (Akinnovate). She holds Bachelor Degrees in Electrical Engineering and Music, and a Master in Business Administration. She is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Project Management Professional (PMP).

Location:

Hereford House
5001 Town Center Dr, Leawood, KS 66211

Agenda:
 
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




February 2019 Chapter Meeting

Posted by Administrator Friday, February 8, 2019

Please join ISSA KC chapter members and other security professionals at Brio on the Plaza on February 28, 2019.

Topic/ Presentation Overview:
Patch Smarter, Not Harder.  In this talk, we will discuss why most organizations are wasting time and resources by patching the wrong systems on their networks and how taking a data-drive approach based off threat intel helps you decide what needs to be prioritized.


Speaker Bio:
Jerry Gamblin is the principal security engineer for Kenna Security. He is an industry recognized visionary with high-caliber talent in directing all aspects of highly technical security initiatives and transformative projects. He is an internationally known speaker, writer, security researcher, and blogger.


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


Agenda:
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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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.

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

Menu:

  • 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.

Price
$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

Topics:

  • 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

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

Location:
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 ***

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.    

Oct 2018 Chapter Meeting

Posted by NB Monday, October 8, 2018


Topic: Critical Infrastructures: Vulnerabilities and Mitigation Strategies

Summary: Instead of a lecture, this is an open forum where everyone can interact and converse this topic. We will discuss Critical Infrastructures, Vulnerable Systems such as the Internet and SCADA, for example, and methodologies to improve security posture. Deception (e.g. Honeypot), Depth (e.g. Layered Defense), Correlation and Awareness are just few of the methods that will be discussed. The purpose is to define issue that surround Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR), and strategies that best secure them.

Deliverable: This is open to all security professionals. We hope those who work in a Critical Infrastructure can share their thoughts, and those who do not work in the field can understand what Critical Infrastructures are, why they are vulnerable, and what the panelists propose are advisable.

Location: Hereford House, 5001 Town Center Drive, Leawood, KS 66211

Menu:
Lunch : Choice of one: Beef, Chicken, or Salmon, Salad, Potato, Vegetable, Drink
*Vegetarian option available, please note at registration*
**Menu subject to change. **

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

Credit(s): 1 CPE credit


September 2018 Chapter Meeting

Posted by NB Wednesday, August 22, 2018

SPOTlight on Security - Speaker Series

On Sept 5th, 2018 the ISSA-KC Chapter members, and other security professionals will hold a meeting at Sprint Campus, to network and attend the monthly chapter meeting.

Topics:
Privacy risks using cloud services and social media for business
Incident Response
Physical Security

Location:
Sprint campus, 6300 SPRINT PARKWAY
Parking Lot P

Date/Time:
Sept 5th
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
5:30 Happy Hour

Price:

$25.00
$10.00 for Students
*** Details *** 

*** No meeting on Sept  27th ****

August 2018 Chapter Meeting

Posted by NB Wednesday, August 8, 2018


On August 23, 2018 the ISSA-KC Chapter members, and other security professionals will hold a meeting at Lidia's Italy Restaurant.

Topic: Waves of Cloud: Where is Your Strategy?

Summary: Evolution from data center virtualization to integrating cloud ecosystems has implied a fundamental shift in how services are provisioned, managed, used, and where data lives. Explore the current and coming waves of computing models as we dive into the exposure of data through cloud services. McAfee has harvested feedback from across thousands of IT decision makers to identify the current state of the transformation journey and make some key recommendations for a DevOps and serverless world. Tools and software are only part of the answer. Are you ready?

Daniel Larson's IT career spans 20+ years and he has been working at McAfee since July 2011, and a McAfee customer for 12+ years. In his current role he works with customers to understand the technology they have and how McAfee can enable them to provide better protection and lower their TCO. His primary focus in on McAfee's endpoint protection, encryption, and IPS technologies. He currently holds certifications as a CISSP, CCSP, and ITIL Practitioner. Dan has held various roles and titles over the years; primarily focused on security, infrastructure, customer support and ITSM.

Brandon has been with McAfee for the past 7 years in various roles. Originally from north Texas, he recently moved his family to St. Louis to better serve customers in the region. Although he works directly with corporations on their security strategies; he has a passion for how understanding how various threats impact consumers and their families, and how they can remain safe.



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

Agenda:
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

Menu:
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*
Note: Menu subject to change

Price:
$25.00 for ISSA Members,
$35.00 for Guests/Non-Members Maximum Reservation: 35
Credit(s): 1 CPE credit

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