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.

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Showing posts with label Chapter Events. Show all posts

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

July 2018 Chapter Meeting

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, July 10, 2018

On July 26, 2018 the ISSA-KC Chapter members, and other security professionals will hold a meeting at Hereford House Restaurant, to network and attend the monthly chapter meeting, with presentation topic.

Topic:  Protect your Organization from People-Centered Threats

Summary: Today's advanced threats target people, not just technology. It takes intelligence gathered from the most prevalent threat vector.  We’ll expose you to examples on the latest schemes that target people to steal credentials, data, and even company assets. We’ll explain how you can protect your organization from these people-centered attacks.

Speakers:   Chris Lawrence and Dustin Strayhorn

Chris is a 20+ year veteran of the Network, Application, and Mobile and User Communication industry.  He has worked throughout those year for industry leading Security vendors selling and designing security for all size and types organizations. Most recently he is working at Proofpoint focusing in on the communication channels that corporate users use to do their jobs which includes Email, Mobile, Social Media, SaaS and other collaboration platforms. Prior to moving into sales he spent over 10 years as a Security practitioner building corporate networks for companies in S.E. Michigan.

Dustin has been a Security professional in the private and public sector for several years.  Dustin’s past reflects deep Security knowledge, as he was responsible for evaluating Security solutions in the areas of; SIEM, Web, Cloud, and email, as well as providing results to Senior Leadership.  Most recently Dustin has been a Senior Systems Sales Engineer with Proofpoint, the leader in providing protection to major corporations and their employees, based in the central US.  His current role requires him to understand requirements, and guide his clients for sustainable success in their deployments of Email, Mobile, Social, & SaaS security solutions.

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

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 at Hereford House
*Menu subject to change

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

Maximum Reservation: 40
Credit(s): 1 CPE credit

Register Now!

Cancellation Policy
No refunds and or future credit are available the Monday prior to a monthly event. Cancellations received prior to  the week of an event can receive a credit to attend a future meeting. 

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

INTERFACE Kansas City 2018

Posted by NB Thursday, June 28, 2018

Join us at INTERFACE Kansas City 2018

July 12th, 2018
Time: 8:30am – 4:45pm

Overland Park Convention Center
Ballrooms A-C
6000 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66211

*** Register Free ***

June 2018 Chapter Meeting

Posted by Administrator Saturday, June 9, 2018

On June 28, 2018 the ISSA-KC Chapter members, and other security professionals will hold a meeting at Brio’s Restaurant on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO, to network and attend the monthly chapter meeting, with presentation topic.

Speaker:   Mike Wallick

Bio:  Mike Wallick with Okta is a technologist with a desire to continue using his technical knowledge in a sales-focused role. He has a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and 20 years of experience working in the Information Technology and software fields, with the five most recent years working as a sales engineer for two different SaaS companies. Mike is a confident public speaker and presenter, as well as a relationship builder, earning trusted advisor status with customers and colleagues alike. Core Competencies; Technical & Solution Sales, Sales Operations & Support, Software as a Service, Enterprise Software, Application Development & Integration, IT Operations (ITIL v3 Foundation certified)

Mike is an avid semi-professional musician and he also volunteers some of his time to a local charity, helping to handle things like web hosting and electronic donation collections.

Topic:  Enabling Business Transformation with a Strong Identity Foundation

At the turn of the century, our users were forced to live in two worlds.  Corporations had heavily invested in on premise applications, with a network security architecture designed to heavily defend the perimeter, and trust everything within.  Mobile users were limited to what few applications security would punch a hole in the firewall for, typically email.  Device and user identity were merged – a user would log into their Active Directory domain from their machine, and they are granted access based on group membership and access control list. Mobile was a second-class citizen, and then hosted applications began to take hold.  Enterprise applications like Salesforce and Box paved the way by demonstrating the value that large-scale hosting providers can bring. Now, every company is global.  Employees are always on the move, whether for work or personal travel, and they need access to their data from wherever they are, on whatever device they are using.

Location:  BRIO Tuscan Grille, Country Club 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


Menu:
Salad Choice of Chicken, Salmon or Pasta
Soft drinks, Iced Tea, Coffee

*Vegetarian option available, please note at registration at Brio
* *Menu subject to change. **


Price:

$25.00 for ISSA Members,
$35.00 for Guests/Non-Members

Maximum Reservation: 35
Credit(s): 1 CPE credit

Register Now!

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.

May 2018 Chapter Meeting

Posted by Administrator Tuesday, May 8, 2018

On May 24, 2018 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:  David Swift, Securonix - Principal Architect, CISSP, GSEC, GCIH, GCIA, GSNA, ACTP.  Mr. Swift is a leading security practitioner holding a variety of certifications including incident handling, intrusion analysis, and network auditing, has published multiple papers on SIEM, compliance and security strategies and has more than 25 years of experience.  He joined Securonix in March of 2014, leaving a thriving SIEM practice at Accuvant that he led having completed over 300 SIEM projects covering nearly every industry leading product (HP/ArcSight, McAfee/Nitro, IBM/QRadar, Splunk….).

“At times I feel like a dinosaur having worked on computers since before the invention of the PC. But the firsthand experience on nearly every operating system, and hardware platform since the industry began comes in handy.” LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/david-swift/28/a1a/672/.

Topic:  Key Changes in Security and Why They Matter, AKA Data Swamps and Data Lakes

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
**Menu subject to change. **

Price:

$25.00 for ISSA Members,
$35.00 for Guests/Non-Members

Maximum Reservation: 35
Credit(s): 1 CPE credit 

Registration Now!

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.

ISSA-Kansas City May 17, 2018 Chapter Networking

Posted by Administrator Monday, May 7, 2018

Please join ISSA chapter members and other security professionals for Networking Affair!

This networking affair/happy hour is held at Seasons 52 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  This event is a great opportunity to become acquainted and interact with ISSA chapter members and other professionals. Come along and join ISSA chapter members and other security professionals at Seasons 52 for a lively happy hour!

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. 


Date: Thursday, May 17th,  from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Season 52
340 Ward Pkwy,
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 531-0052
http://www.seasons52.com/

Register Now!


April 2018 Chapter Meeting

Posted by Administrator Thursday, April 5, 2018

On April 26, 2018 the ISSA-KC Chapter members, and other security professionals will hold a meeting at Hereford House in Leawood, KS, to network and attend the monthly chapter meeting, with presentation topic.

Speaker:  Tedrick Housh leads the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Practice at Lathrop Gage, where he assists companies with legal issues related to data collection, storage, protection, use, transfer and disclosure.  He helps clients manage security incidents, and resolve the ensuing disputes and liabilities.  He works with clients to implement, assess and improve Information Security Policies, Incident Response Plans and other aspects of privacy and security programs.  Mr. Housh helps clients navigate issues concerning data subject consent, data vendor and transfer agreements, and terms of use and privacy statements for websites and apps.  He has been active in the firm’s work involving Block chain and other emerging tech platforms, and worked on ICO projects and token sales.  With more than two decades of experience in workplace law, he also counsels on employment-related matters and litigates covenants not to compete and trade secret misappropriation.

Topic:  “Hot Topics in Information Security Law, from GDPR to Data Breach Class Actions”

Abstract:   Information Security professionals lead the battle to address vulnerabilities and avoid data loss or disclosure, but no system is perfect.  Companies have to plan for what might go wrong, and the legal landscape, like security technology itself, changes quickly.  Tedrick Housh of Lathrop Gage will provide an update on the latest developments in the law of information security and data privacy, and answer your questions.

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

Menu:

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

Price:
$25.00 for ISSA Members,
$35.00 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.
Register Now!

Cheers!
ISSA KC Officers
ISSA-Kansas City Chapter

March 2018 Chapter Meeting

Posted by Administrator Thursday, March 8, 2018

On March 22, 2018 the ISSA-KC Chapter members, and other security professionals will hold a meeting at BRIO’s Restaurant in Kansas City, MO, to network and attend the monthly chapter meeting, with presentation topic.

Speaker:   Ricky Allen, is the Vice President for Critical Start LLC and President of the South Texas ISSA chapter.  He holds certifications such as SABSA Security Architecture, CISSP, CISA, and Six Sigma.  Ricky previously held roles at Accenture as an executive in their strategic information security consulting practice and at HP Enterprise Security Products as the practice lead for developing Security Operations programs for ArcSight SIEM products. Ricky was focused on retail and manufacturing industries while at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he performed penetration testing and risk assessments for companies across the US.   Ricky has presented at conferences such as BSides, Black Hat, API Cybersecurity, HOU.SEC.CON, SANS, Secure World, and Data Connectors.   Ricky is based in Houston, TX and has a degree in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University.

Topic:   Zero Trust With Zero Resources

Topic Summary:   Most security operations team are facing alert tyranny with an endless number of notifications, false positives, and distractions causing important events to fall through the cracks.  Critical Start will address how a Zero Trust architecture approach can help end alert tyranny by optimizing security operations through the principle of "never trust, always verify".  With Zero Trust there is no default trust for any entity, regardless of what it is and its location on or relative to the corporate network. By definition, every access attempt by a user, device, and application must be verified. But with resource constraints for both budget and qualified personnel, zero trust can potentially create a mountain of work that a strapped security team can’t handle. We’ll discuss the benefits of a zero trust strategy and how it can help you identify and contain threats that traditional known good approaches miss. We’ll also explore options to apply this approach in an efficient manner that you can realistically support with a limited resources.

Location: BRIO Tuscan Grille, Country Club 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

Menu:

Salad Choice of Chicken, Salmon or Pasta
Soft drinks, Iced Tea, Coffee
*Vegetarian option available, please note at registration at Brio

Price:

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

Register Now! 

We look forward to seeing you at the event. If you have any questions about the event or how to register, please email rsvp@kc.issa.org, or contact the venue for directions.

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

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