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 Wednesday, October 23, 2019


November 7, 2019
Between 5:00pm and 7:00pm


Please join ISSA-KC "meet and greet" for Kansas City security professionals. This networking affair is held at Tabards Ale House. The event is a great opportunity to become acquainted and interact with ISSA chapter members and other security professionals.

Location: Tabard's Ale House
12030 Blue Valley Pkwy,
Overland Park, KS 66213

*** Register ***

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Posted by NB Wednesday, October 16, 2019

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM is a joint industry and government effort to raise all American’s awareness of cybersecurity-from the individual user/consumer and to businesses and how to protect themselves. This effort is significant as our commerce and services requested are increasingly tied to the cloud and the Internet.

As security professionals, it is an opportunity for us to provide additional education to our clients, whether they are internal users for your businesses or external clients.

Some free tools to help educate people are available to us. Some tools or suggestions to look at are the Department of Homeland Security Resources, including the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies Website with their tool kit, StaySafeOnline, Educause Awareness Campaigns and InfoSec Institutes tools to name a few.

Resources can be developed at your company or institution as well that are more personalized to your institution. Working with Delano Regional Medical Center (DRMC) of Delano, CA, the staff and I conducted a Cybersecurity Awareness Day with DRMC marketing support. To make sure staff know how they could be affected, we used a spinning wheel and had questions tied to each number. The questions covered both hospital and consumer situations. The different situations that could occur were very enlightening to the staff. The hospital then provided small prizes for those people answering the questions correctly such as Starbuck gift cards. In the background a video was also shown on a true story about Medical Insurance Identify Theft. The event was popular, so we have been conducting it yearly.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month National is a great opportunity to take advantage for your business or institution. The Information Systems Security Association of Kansas City wished to help with and encourage this.
For more information about this or the ISSA-Kansas City Chapter, please contact Mike Hill at issakc-marketing@kc.issa.org .
DHS/NICCS Cybersecurity Awareness Tool Kit
DHS/NICCS Suggestions
InfoSec Institute
Stay Safe Online

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

Register Now!

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.
Book at Amazon
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.

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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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