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.

October 2019 Chapter Meeting

Posted by Administrator Thursday, October 3, 2019

Please join ISSA KC chapter members and other security professionals at Lidia's on October 24th, 2019.

Topic: Cloud Security and Compliance

Topic Summary:
The cloud "shared responsibility model" isn't new but defining these responsibilities and assigning accountability continues to evolve. After completing this session, you will be able to:  Define the cloud shared responsibility model specific to security and compliance "of" the cloud and "in" the cloud from both the cloud service provider and cloud user perspective.
Understand latest cloud updates and trends, address cloud shared responsibilities and key risks and controls requirements such over common regulatory requirements and standards such as GDPR, HIPAA, PCI, ISO, SOC, and others. Protect workloads and apply the above learning objective   within popular cloud products such as AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.

Speaker Bio:
Brad Thies is Founder and President at BARR Advisory, a cybersecurity risk management and compliance advisory firm. Brad is a recognized thought leader on security and compliance in the cloud computing space. He is a regular guest speaker at industry events, such as ISACA conferences, and a member of the AICPA's Trust Information Integrity Task Force. Brad's professional advice has been featured in Entrepreneur, Cloud Computing Journal, Small Business CEO and Information Security Buzz.

Lidia's Kansas City Restaurant
101 W 22nd St, 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

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2019 CISSP BootCamp

Posted by NB Friday, September 13, 2019

2019 CISSP Overview Course

Please join ISSA-KC Chapter members and other security professionals for a 8 week CISSP CBK overview course we will be hosting at Black and Veatch in Kansas City, MO.
2019 Exam Preparation Course: KC-ISSA will be hosting an 8-week CISSP CBK overview course, which we will cover high-level concepts from each domain, test-taking strategy, and recommended resources. This course will begin on Oct 8th, and will be conducted weekly from 6-9 pm.

Maximum seats are 20. Please register soon!

Schedule for 2019: 
Oct 8 - Domain1
Oct 15 - Domain 2
Oct 22 - Domain 3
Oct 29 - Domain 4
Nov 5 - Domain 5
Nov 12 - Domain 6
Nov 19 - Domain 7
Nov 26 - Domain 8 

BOOK is (ISC)2 CISSP Study guide and Practice test - 2nd Edition.
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Registration can be obtained by emailing certification@kc.issa.org

Fees are as follows:
$160 =  without book
$227.27 (160 + 67.27) =  with book

Facility and Services generously provided by Black and Veatch and is subject to change.

Minimum for this session is 6 attendees and maximum is 20.

September 2019 Chapter Meeting

Posted by Administrator Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Please join ISSA KC chapter members and other security professionals at Hereford House on September 26th, 2019.

Topic Summary:
Docker and Kubernetes has taken the development world by storm. You may have heard of this as or microservices architectures or containerization, but what does that mean and how can you leverage this new technology? This presentation will cover some of the history of containerization, what Docker and Kubernetes can help you with in your IT organizations, and how to secure your deployments.
Speaker: Brendan Dalpe

Brendan Dalpe is a Senior Security Consultant with Critical Start. Brendan has worked for the Fortune 250 and has been consulting for multiple years helping customers build defendable networks. Brendan holds his CISSP, CCSP, AWS Architect – Professional and many more vendor certifications.

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

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