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.

The Alliance

Posted by NB Friday, August 3, 2018

2018 Leadership Summit – Next Generation Leadership - September 18

The velocity of change demands next generation leadership. The leaders of the Alliance invite you to our Executive Leadership Summit. This premier gathering of senior information security leaders focuses on skill development, leadership building and actionable takeaways that drive personal and organizational success. You can find out more info and agenda highlights here.

KC Tech Counsel

Camp Cyber - September 13

Camp Cyber is a brand-new take on the traditional conference, designed specifically for Kansas City’s information security leaders. Guests will enjoy exclusive content from industry-leading speakers, insight into data trends and unparalleled networking opportunities with fellow cyber leaders, all while enjoying amenities of secluded and scenic Maple Ranch. Attendees will be able to utilize the shooting range, fishing ponds, hiking trails and beautiful landscape. Link

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.

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

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

$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

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

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. **


$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.

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