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.

April 2018 Chapter Newsletter

Posted by Administrator Thursday, April 12, 2018

The April edition of the ISSA newsletter is now available.

ISSA Kansas City Mentoring Program

Posted by NB Thursday, April 5, 2018



ISSA Kansas City Mentoring Program 

The Kansas City ISSA Chapter mentor program is designed to formalize relationships between more senior professional individuals in the chapter (Mentors) and security professionals seeking to learn from these people to gain skills or further their career (Mentees). 

How do I sign up?
You can find the application and expectations for the program below. A couple of things to note:
- To be a Mentee you have to be a current Denver ISSA chapter member! Non-members are encouraged to join in order to take advantage of this great career opportunity.
- Mentor/Mentee matches are made based on several factors including goals, geographic location and experience. Because we aim to make the best possible matches based on several criteria we cannot guarantee that everyone will be matched.

Why should I become a mentor?
·         Contribute to the professional development of the future workforce;
·         Help build stronger community fabric;
·         Impart the principles of an experienced security professional;
·         Gain a broader view of your own community; and
·         Give something back to the profession!

Why should I become a mentee?
·         Explore the world of work through interaction with professionals in the career of their choice;
·         Gain an experienced practitioner's perspective on applying concepts to real-life situations;
·         Familiarize yourself with success in a corporate environment;
·         Identify long-term professional development goals;
·         Grow as an information security professional;
·         Gain the capacity to translate values and strategies into productive actions;
·         Increase career development opportunities.

I’d like some more details on how the program will work and what is expected. Where can I find out more? (Link pdf)

Submit Applications

April 2018 Chapter Meeting

Posted by Administrator

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 Newsletter

Posted by Administrator Friday, March 9, 2018

The March edition of the ISSA newsletter is now available.

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.

February 2018 Chapter Newsletter

Posted by Administrator Thursday, February 15, 2018

The February edition of the ISSA newsletter is now available.

February 2018 Chapter Meeting

Posted by Administrator Friday, February 2, 2018


On February 22, 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.

Topic:                 
Beyond Password Management:  Seven Steps to an Effective Privilege Program

Abstract:         
Management of passwords, keys, and secrets is being addressed within every organization in one way or another (or many), but does your privilege account management program really keep attackers from fulfilling their mission ... or does it just make administration less cumbersome?  We will explore the common elements in nearly every high-profile breach and how compromised credentials were necessary to the overall "success" of the attack.  More importantly, we will discuss the steps every organization can take to reach an acceptable level of "cyber-hygiene" within their privilege program.

Speaker:           
Troy Brueckner is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP #409914) with an extensive record of assisting organizations improve network and data confidentiality, integrity, and availability.  Mr. Brueckner joined CyberArk Software, Inc.in 2013 to assist in their mission to "Provide a new layer of security to protect the heart of the enterprise from advanced cyber threats."  Prior to CyberArk, he served as Vice President for Infogressive, Inc. and as Security Architect for Alexander Open Systems, Inc. Mr. Brueckner graduated summa cum laude from Bellevue University with a B.S. in Business ... plus minors in Computer Information Systems, Organizational Communications, and Communication Arts.  He is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy and he serves on the Board of Directors for InfraGard Nebraska, a partnership between the FBI and the private sector dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States.  Mr. Brueckner is a current member of the FBI Omaha CAAA Board of Trustees and Past President of the (ISC)2 Omaha-Lincoln Chapter.

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 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

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!




Upcoming Events

July 26th - Chapter meeting @ Hereford House *** Register

Aug 23rd - Chapter Meeting @ Lidia's Restaurant

Sept 5th - SIG/WIS Meeting at Sprint

Past events:

June 28th, 2018 - Chapter Meeting

May 24th, 2018 - Chapter Meeting

May 17th, 2018 - Happy Hour

Questions about upcoming meetings? email VP

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ISSA KC Mentorship Program Program Details

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