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.

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.

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

Sprint campus, 6300 SPRINT PARKWAY
Parking Lot P

Sept 5th
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
5:30 Happy Hour


$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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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