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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.

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

Image result for Stefana SaxtonSpeaker Bio:

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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