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.

February 2019 Chapter Meeting

Posted by Administrator Friday, February 8, 2019

Please join ISSA KC chapter members and other security professionals at Brio on the Plaza on February 28, 2019.

Topic/ Presentation Overview:
Patch Smarter, Not Harder.  In this talk, we will discuss why most organizations are wasting time and resources by patching the wrong systems on their networks and how taking a data-drive approach based off threat intel helps you decide what needs to be prioritized.

Speaker Bio:
Jerry Gamblin is the principal security engineer for Kenna Security. He is an industry recognized visionary with high-caliber talent in directing all aspects of highly technical security initiatives and transformative projects. He is an internationally known speaker, writer, security researcher, and blogger.

Brio on the 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

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The International Association of Security Awareness Professionals (IASAP) is seeking a part-time, work from home contractor to serve as part of a team of IASAP Coordinators. Duties and skills for this position include Meeting Facilitation, Sales & Marketing, and Administration. The coordinator will engage with board members and other customers.

·         At least three years of experience in the Information Security Awareness Industry
·         Exceptional written and oral communications skills, professionalism, and maturity to interact with internal and external parties
·         Strong meeting facilitation, public speaking, and event planning skills
·         Attention to detail and strong sense of ownership, superior organizational skills with the ability to act independently, proactively and responsibly, and the capacity to juggle multiple tasks
·         Ability to create and maintain positive relationships with current and prospective members
·         Demonstrated skill in negotiating and closing on critical membership sales
·         Ability to keep others informed on workload, timeline, and resources needed to accomplish tasks
·         Ability to use Microsoft Office applications and adapt to other technologies
·         Sales and social media capabilities
·         Ability to travel a maximum of 5%

Meeting Facilitation
Candidates for this position will demonstrate strong skills in the area of Meeting Facilitation.

Responsibilities include:
·         Coordinating all aspects of in person meetings, including meeting host selection, meeting preparation, and post meeting activities
·         Working with host company to coordinate logistics and set up
·         Developing program/content
·         Attending up to three in-person meetings per year
·         Leading discussions

Sales & Marketing
Candidates for this position will demonstrate strong skills in the area of Sales and Marketing.

Responsibilities include:
·         Representing the association
·         Understanding competitors in the industry
·         Prospecting and cold calling
·         Creating and maintaining a social media presence
·         Maintaining/building vendor relationships
·         Develop online marketing strategies

Candidates for this position will demonstrate strong skills in the area of Administration.

Membership Development duties include:
·         Administrating all aspects of the on boarding process
·         Organizing IASAP Instant polls
·         Administrating, organizing, and facilitating webinars and meet ups

Administration of IASAP Business duties include:
·         Maintaining information for IASAP website and internal share site
·         Performing Executive Board meeting administration
·         Maintaining memberships sales/renewals
·         Assisting the nominating committee with elections

Compensation will be commensurate with proven experience and aligned with the non-profit sector.

IASAP is a fee-based, non-profit association comprised of information security awareness professionals from 40+ member corporations, the majority of which are Fortune 500. Members engage in a variety of activities throughout the year including in-person meetings, webinars, teleconferences, polls and surveys, and a private sharing site. For more information visit www.IASAPgroup.org .

Interested candidates for this contracted position are encouraged to send a resume or proposal to President@IASAPgroup.org .

IASAP is a special-focus corporate membership association devoted to the exchange of ideas for elevating employee awareness of good security behaviors at all levels within the organization. Most member participants are responsible for managing their awareness program day-to-day.

IASAP is a non-profit 501(c)6 association formed in 2012.

January 2019 Chapter Meeting

Posted by Administrator Friday, January 4, 2019

Please join ISSA KC chapter members and other security professionals at Lidia's Restaurant.

Topic Summary:  Today's modern operating systems, like iOS and Android, are designed for ubiquitous and wireless access from anywhere in the world, and have very different use cases and security requirements compared with traditional PCs and servers. Mobile devices are on and connected 24/7, and often owned and managed by individuals, dramatically increasing the attack surface relative to PCs.  Malicious hackers have shifted much of their attention to these new operating systems that may provide a direct link into large companies with valuable assets worth stealing. Today, their methods are less focused on broad and annoying attacks on consumers and more on targeted attacks on specific individuals in specific organizations who have the right access levels to high-value assets. Well-researched social engineering exploits, combined with system vulnerabilities, make these attacks highly effective, even against smart and educated individuals.  In this discussion we will cover the landscape of cyber threats to mobile devices, attacker motivations and steps you can take to protect your mobile endpoint.

Speaker bio:  Cory Ronek is a member of the Mobile Security Specialist Team at Symantec based in Chicago.  Cory joined Symantec from the acquisition of Skycure, is responsible for the North Central Region, and has 15+ years industry & security experience.  Cory's Team is focused on helping customers solve the problem of securing enterprise mobile access to corporate data.

Lidia's 101 W 22nd St, Kansas City, MO 64108


  • 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 inquire upon registration for the event.

$25.00 for ISSA Members, 
$35.00 for Guests/Non-Members Maximum Reservation: 40 

Credit(s): 1 CPE credit 

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Dec 13th 2018 Chapter Meeting

Posted by NB Wednesday, November 7, 2018


  • 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

11:30AM -12:00PM - Registration and Check In
12:00PM -1:00 PM -  Lunch
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  - Speaker's Presentation

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

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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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