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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August 25th Chapter Meeting

Posted by NB Thursday, August 4, 2022

Please join us on August 25th at Lidia's restaurant.
Topic: Educating your Guesses: How to Quantify Risk and Uncertainty in Cybersecurity
Summary: Asking for a budget and justifying spend in cybersecurity departments can be a difficult task due to limited data and a high uncertainty of future events. This talk will dive into quantitative risk analysis as it relates to cybersecurity: how to model uncertain events and understand financial risk. Attendees will see a first-hand demonstration of how quantitative modeling can be used to communicate risk and understand ROI. Attendees will walk away with the tools needed to present cyber risk as a dollar amount that can be easily understood by other business decision-makers at their company.

Speaker Bio: Sara Anstey is a Data Analytics Manager at Novacoast who is passionate about empowering businesses to use everyday data to make strategic business decisions. She believes that the intentional adoption of a data-driven culture can be a key differentiator to companies in today's security climate. Sara has experience in custom web development, risk quantification, data analytics, business intelligence, and applied statistics.

Date: Thursday, Aug 25th
Time: Check-in: 11:30 to Noon
Presentation and lunch: Noon to 1:00pm
Location: Lidia's Restaurant, KCMO

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July 28th - Chapter Meeting

Posted by NB Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Please join us on July 28th for Chapter meeting.

Topic: Top Active Directory Attacks and How to Prevent Them

As the most broadly deployed identity service in the world, Active Directory is a lucrative target for cyberattackers. Ransomware-as-a-service groups including Conti and LockBit 2.0 have become increasingly adept at finding and exploiting security gaps in Active Directory. In this session, Alexandra Weaver, Semperis Solutions Architect, discusses the most common AD security vulnerabilities she encounters in her work with customers, how attackers take advantage of those gaps with examples from recent attacks, and how you can harden your AD security posture to prevent attacks.

Key takeaways:

· Common AD vulnerabilities that attackers exploit, grouped into five categories: account security, AD infrastructure, Group Policy, Kerberos, and AD delegation
· How malicious actors compromised AD in well-known attacks such as Colonial Pipeline
· How you can identify and proactively close security gaps in your AD environment

Speaker Bio
: Alexandra Weaver
Alexandra Weaver has twenty years’ experience supporting Active Directory in a wide variety of organizations, from government to some of the world's best-known companies. After 8 years supporting the Bureau of Land Management's Active Directory, she moved to Intel to support their worldwide corporate and manufacturing forests. After some time in financial services IT, she moved to Nike where she also supported their worldwide production forest. Her experience has included merger & acquisition projects where she migrated newly acquired companies into an existing Active Directory infrastructure, an Identity and Access Management implementation & migration project, upgrading domain controllers and associated downstream dependent applications and providing Active Directory support. Active Directory is Alexandra’s first tech passion, and she enjoys deep diving into it as associated technologies continue to evolve.

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Interface June 9th 22

Posted by NB Wednesday, June 8, 2022


Join us at INTERFACE Kansas City 2022 - June 9th

ISSA Kansas City invites you to attend a CPE-accredited educational conference for IT professionals focusing on the latest developments in this constantly changing information technology environment. As a key-influencer on the evaluation of IT solutions, INTERFACE was developed for you.

IT Infrastructure is constantly changing, bringing more new challenges with it every day. From ransomware and the latest security threats, to needs for increased bandwidth and storage, it’s nearly impossible to keep up-to-date. Our conference is designed to help. We’ve assembled a combination of Best-in-Breed hardware and software solutions, along with local experts and organizations to help educate, advise and connect you to resources that can help you meet your goals.

Covering Information Security, Infrastructure, Cloud, Disaster Recovery, Communications, and more, you’ll find presentations, panel discussions and exhibitors covering a variety of topics, as well as the latest innovations and best practices.


May 26th - Chapter Meeting

Posted by NB Friday, May 6, 2022


Edge Computing, 5G, and Cyber Security

Topic abstract:

Edge computing is a critical capability for advanced 5G services and the industry is redefining its  architecture.  This new capability will be an attractive target for the adversaries.  It is important to know what the adversaries are doing today to build your defense in depth strategies for tomorrow.


Bio:  Todd Gibson, Started with T-Mobile in 1999 and have held various IT, Engineering, and Cybersecurity positions.  Led the Wi-Fi HotSpot engineering team, developed T-Mobile's Corporate Wi-Fi Strategy, Next Generation Extranet Architecture, Microwave Transport Program, and the Secure 5G Program.  Partnering to make changes in 3GPP, GSMA, ETSI, ATIS, and other bodies to proactively change the 5G, Advanced 5G, and early 6G cybersecurity specifications globally. 

Industry Engagements:

FCC Communications, Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) VIII
Interim Co-Chair and Co-Rapporteur for Work Group 5 - Managing Software & Cloud Services Supply Chain Security for Communications Infrastructure
5G Americas - 2020, 2021, and 2022 Security Whitepapers
5G Security Industry Test Bed - Technical Advisory Council


Thursday, May 26th


Noon to 1:00pm

Location: Virtual/Zoom (Link in the registration email)

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Chapter meetings are a great way to get to know your peers here in KC. And, if you're currently looking to make a career change, it's an invaluable way to build relationships that can provide you with the "inside information" on open security positions.

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