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.

Posted by NB Thursday, May 2, 2019

May 8, 2019

SecureWorld Kansas City Cybersecurity Conference 

Overland Park Convention Center
Earn 6-12 CPE credits
Peer networking with 200+ attendees
30+ educational components
7 local associations
Security solutions from world-class vendors
Gourmet lunch provided

Information and ISSA Discount link:  ISSA KC

Discount Codes
ISSP    $100 off SecureWorld PLUS Pass
ISS    $50 off Conference Pass
ISSE    $45 off Open Sessions Pass (FREE)
Bring a friend to the conference!

SecureWorld provides group rate discounts for security teams.
Feel free to pass this email on to your colleagues and share the savings.
Contact us for pricing details.

April 25th Chapter Meeting

Posted by NB Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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

Topic: Be Aware of the Risk Inside

Historically organizations prioritize external threats above insider threats, however employees pose major security vulnerabilities and account for nearly 90% of all security incidents. Some incidents are malicious/intentional (29%), while the majority are unintentional (71%). Incidents come in many forms, including information and physical property theft, unauthorized access, workplace violence, sabotage, security compromise and espionage. Whether malicious or accidental, insider incidents can weaken customer trust and cause irreparable transactional and reputational damage for a company. Understanding the potential threats and creating a holistic approach to managing insider risk is the key to safeguarding your ‘keys to the kingdom’.

Speaker Bio:
Krina Snider, is a marketing & communications professional with over 20 years of experience in strategic marketing, communications, advertising, promotions, public relations, and awareness. Proven experience in brand management and corporate identity programs. Successfully coordinated key marketing and communications initiatives in various industries for three Fortune 500 companies. Led efforts for national headquarters personnel, sales support teams and senior management/ partners. Highly creative professional with solid work ethic who consistently exceeds expectations.

She currently manages the security awareness program for Sprint. Serving as the corporate lead for developing and managing marketing and communications initiatives within the area of security, Krina oversees and develops the communications, presentations, education & training, events, and promotional efforts to heighten employee awareness in technical, traditional, and national security to reduce risk across the company.

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 

    *** Registration ***

    March 2019 Chapter Meeting

    Posted by NB Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    Please join ISSA KC chapter members and other security professionals at Hereford House in Leawood on March 28, 2019.

    Innovation & Virtualization, keeping creativity alive virtually

    Topic Summary:
    Innovation is what is required for organizations to be successful, yet in today’s environment of speed and agility, the only way to achieve such goals is through virtualization. Are you struggling with what virtualization means to you and your organization? Do you understand how to maintain an innovative environment while pressing forward into the virtualized world?

    You must foster a specific environment to keep innovation moving in the virtual world. In order to engage clients more intimately and longer term your organization must be able to work without the limits of physical location and bureaucracy. Every organization can benefit from a virtualized environment to improve its competitive advantage and operational efficiencies through innovative virtualization.

    Key Takeaways
    1. Identify innovation and how to create a safe environment for it to happen
    2. Abstract the software from the hardware to allow employees to work without boundaries
    3. Learn how to keep bureaucracy from destroying your virtualization initiative
    4. Visualize your own challenges to virtualization and learn to overcome them
    5. Implement a service driven model to improve IT efficiencies
    6. Avoid strangulation of innovation through the silo trap

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    Stefana Saxton, Business Innovation Strategist, VMware

    Stefana Saxton serves as a Business Innovation Strategist for VMware where she works with clients to assess long term business goals and then strategically identify, prioritize and execute mission critical business improvements and innovations that add value for VMware clients and business partners.
    She has worked with clients in healthcare, finance, engineering, programs, operations, information technology, manufacturing and development.
    Prior to her current role, Saxton held leadership positions in energy & infrastructure (Black & Veatch) Department of Defense (Alliant Techsystems), aerospace (Ultrax Aerospace), Department of Energy (Honeywell FM&T), and telecommunications consulting (Akinnovate). She holds Bachelor Degrees in Electrical Engineering and Music, and a Master in Business Administration. She is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Project Management Professional (PMP).


    Hereford House
    5001 Town Center Dr, Leawood, KS 66211

    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

    Security Analyst IV / CommerceBank

    Posted by NB Monday, March 11, 2019

    **** This Job has been filled ****

    ·         25254 Security Analyst IV 

    Job Category:
    Grade 09
    Location: 922 Walnut St, Kansas City, Missouri 64106
    Job Expectations:
    How would you like to work for a great company that offers career growth and values your skills and experience? For over 150 years, Commerce Bank has built a strong reputation as a “Super Community” bank and is recognized as an industry leader. In today's growing and competitive financial services industry, we look for creative and innovative solutions to meet the needs of our customers. To achieve our results, we recruit the best and brightest employees who ask, listen and solve to meet our customers’ needs!

    The Information Security Analyst IV is responsible for adhering to Incident Response protocol, administering Information Security systems, assessing information risk, and identifying and remediating vulnerabilities for IT security across the enterprise.

    The individual will be focused on securing the network perimeter and internal networks through operations of the firewall, virtual private networks (VPNs), intrusion detection system/intrusion prevention system (IDS/IPS), web application firewall (WAF), data loss prevention (DLP) and enterprise anti-virus solutions. The Information Security Analyst IV will be well versed in Incident Response protocol, event management, and Network Architecture and Firewall Design.

    Primary Responsibilities including but not limited to:
    • Incident Response and event management, including Incident remediation protocol, lessons learned, and process improvement/efficiency.
    • Experience with and proficiency in Network Architecture and Firewall Design.
    • Intrusion prevention, administration of Information Security IPS systems, phishing monitoring and anti-phishing practices.
    • Participation in the Internet Monitoring process in addition to Data Loss Prevention.
    • Firewall administration, policy configuration and management of web application firewalls.
    • VPN configuration and administration.
    • Anti-virus anti-malware system maintenance and best practices configuration.
    • Remote access maintenance, administration and configuration.
    • Internal customer service related to access requests, troubleshooting, and problem resolution.
    • Promote awareness of applicable security standards, policy, and best practices across the Bank.

    This position requires regular, predictable and timely attendance at work to meet department workload demands.

    • Bachelor’s Degree, Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Security or related field desired.
    • 3-5 years IT security or information security experience with ability to engage with internal customers and management.
    • 2+ years experience conducting incident response remediation and process protocol.
    • 2+ years experience in administering firewall, WAF, and Virtual private network systems/appliances.
    • Experience with IPS/IDS, SIEM technologies, and data loss prevention.
    • Experience working with threat intelligence and developing proactive best practices.
    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or related certification.
    • Prior experience working within a financial service organization preferred.
    • Project management skills preferred or experience working within Information Security project implementations.
    • Windows and Linux workstation, server administration, and scripting experience preferred.
    Time Type: Full Time

    Contact me, Carmen Banks, for a referral, prior to applying

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