Monthly Meetings

(ISC)² KC Chapter Meetings

  • When: The first Wednesday of every month
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Where: Black & Veatch Ruisch, Auditorium
  • Address: 11401 Lamar Ave., Overland Park, KS 66211 map
  • Format: Roundtable, interactive discussion with security professionals from many different industries, tech companies and organizations, from upper management to operators who have many diverse experiences. We invite knowledgeable and expert members and guests to facilitate and keep the discussion moving along and on-task.

Past Topics:

  • 8/1/18 - Identity Access Management (IAM)
  • 7/4/18 - KC Tech Specs: Three Opportunities to Grow KC’s Tech Industry
  • 6/6/18 - The Shifting Sands of Data Security and Privacy Regulation - GDPR & Beyond
  • 5/2/18 - Advanced SOCs and MSSPs and MDRs, Oh My!
  • 4/4/18 - Security with an "Assumed Breach" mentality - How traditional defenses fail your organization, Ryan Preston, Security Assessments Team Lead at Depth Security
  • 3/4/18 - Securing the Internet of Things – Challenges and Realities
  • 2/7/18 - Scoping and Addressing Vulnerabilities – Lessons learned from Spectre and Meltdown
  • 1/3/18 - Phishing/SMiShing/Vishing/Spam
  • 12/6/17 - Workplace Violence-Active Shooter Response
  • 11/1/17 - Today's Cyber Criminal
  • 10/4/17 - Governance, Risk Management & Compliance (GRC) and the Integration with Identity and Access Management IAM Programs
  • 9/6/17 - SSL Decryption and Inspection
  • 8/2/17 - Email Protection, DKIM, DMARK
  • 7/5/17 - Beg, Borrow, and Man-in-the-Middie (Steal) Security Talent
  • 6/7/17 - Incident Response & Incident Management
  • 5/3/17 - Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • 4/5/17 - Stuxnet and Cyber Weaponry
  • 3/1/17 - FBI Supervisory Special Agent, Darren Holtz
  • 2/1/17 - Email Security
  • 1/4/17 - Web Application Firewalls
  • 12/7/16 - IoT - The Internet of Things
  • 11/2/16 - Information Sharing, Alan Fairless co-founder & CEO at SpiderOak
  • 10/5/16 - WAFs, Jared Jennings with Novacoast
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  • 8/3/16 - Cloud Security (including cloud access security brokers-CASB) | Facilitator: Gil Friedirch W/Avanan | Sponsor: Andy Duewel & Rich Fortman with SecureAuth
  • 7/6/16 - Mobile Security | John Britton with VMware
  • 6/1/16 - Social Engineering | Aaron Crawford w/Coalfire Labs & runs Squirrels In A Barrel
  • 5/4/16 - What Apple and the FBI Can Teach Us About Compliance | Joe Sturonas w/PKWARE
  • 4/6/16 - Top ten list for what keeps the CISO up at night | Scott Ferguson w/Service Now

Next Month's (ISC)² KC Chapter Meetings

Please register for the next (ISC)² Kansas City Chapter Meeting and plan to attend the first Wednesday of the month!  Registering will help us plan accordingly for meeting space, chairs and refreshments.

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Next Chapter Meeting - August 1st 2018

  • Topic: Identity Access Management (IAM)
  • Sponsor (food & drink): Varonis Systems
  • Facilitator: Jared Jennings, Senior Engineer, Novacoast
Chapter Meeting DETAILSL

TopicJared will be discussing IAM technologies for large and small customers with the challenges of delivering concepts or solutions for role-based access, context-based access, location-based access and governance compliance access. Topics will include Federation technologies, including SAML oAuth2 and WS-Federation.  We will have an in depth discussion around identity and the changing landscape of the space.

FacilitatorJared has over 20 years IT and Software Development experience. He has worked with national companies solving business problems. Having been involved in many leading technologies gives him a unique perspective of technology today.  Jared started with NetWare 4.1, GroupWise 5.2, ZENworks 3.0, IPX/SPX and later as a lead developer in several OpenSource projects. Today he is responsible for several internally developed Two-Factor, Single Sign-On solutions that Novacoast delivers to customers. He has authored numerous articles and publications. With over 15 years of experience working with IAM technologies. Jared has worked with large and small customers, delivering concepts and solutions for role-based access, context-based access, and location-based access and governance compliance access. Jared has worked with Federation technologies, including SAML oAuth2 and WSFederation. With the growing need for smarter security and a broader range of devices, two-factor technologies, both Cloud and Enterprise, a solid understanding is a must. Jared puts his advisory skills to use helping customers with their IAM roadmaps and deployments.

Come prepared with your experiences, questions, and your security concerns that you wish to bring before a host of like-minded security professionals.


Last Month's Chapter Meeting

July 2018

Meeting Details:

  • Topic: KC Tech Specs: Three Opportunities to Grow KC’s Tech Industry
  • Sponsor (food & drink): Protectwise
    • TEASER:  Lathrop and Gage will be sponsoring 30 head shots with a photographer!  More details soon!
  • Facilitator:  Ryan Weber, President &  Kara Lowe, Chief Operating Officer,
More Info:
  • TOPIC:  KC Tech Specs: Three Opportunities to Grow KC’s Tech Industry
    • Tech is growing faster than any other industry in Kansas City, outpacing most of the Midwest. However, with more than 3,000 open tech jobs and only half the graduates with appropriate skills to fill them, it is important that we understand our current state and use data to cultivate growth
    • Kara is Chief Operating Officer of the KC Tech Council, a membership-based association serving as the regional advocate for Kansas City’s tech industry. Kara’s role is focused on organizational growth through investor development, strategic partnerships and marketing. She has more than a decade of experience leading events, marketing, corporate sponsorships and public relations efforts for some of Kansas City's premier destinations, including the Country Club Plaza and Town Center Plaza/Crossing. She currently serves on the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology advisory board for KU Edwards Campus, the marketing committee for CCVI, and is a 2015 graduate of the KC Chamber's Centurions Leadership Program. An Overland Park native, Kara is a graduate of the University of Kansas, and lives in Leawood with her husband Pat and two children.
    • Ryan currently serves as President of the KC Tech Council, an industry association and regional advocate for Kansas City’s tech industry. He represents KC’s tech industry internationally as a board member and Co-Chair of the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA). Locally, he serves as a member of the Summit Technology Academy advisory board. Ryan is a graduate of the Centurions Leadership Program and was recently listed in the Kansas City Business Journal’s “Power 100,” a list of the most influential business leaders in the KC region.
  • Topic: Advanced SOCs and MSSPs and MDRs, Oh My!
  • Sponsor (food & drink):  SHI 
  • FacilitatorShane Harsch, Senior Solutions Principal at RSA and SANS Mentor

More Info:

  • TOPIC:  Let’s talk meat and potatoes about advancing your SOC with threat hunting, threat intelligence, incident management, and live response. We will also look at how MSSPs and MDRs can make you successful (or not), and how to think about what kind of strategy you might need in today’s hyperkinetic, dark web-laden, threat-actor-suffused, buzzword-embattled, cyber defense hot mess initiatives
    This conversation is intended to:
    • Outline the principles of an effective threat detection and prevention program that organizations must operationalize in the new security paradigm.
    • Examine security automation and the continued role of manual analysis.
    • Recommend steps to assemble security operations and mature incident response capabilities, which are prerequisites for dedicated hunting capabilities.
    • Define threat intelligence in a way that is meaningful to your organization to better enable you to filter which companies and products are effective.
    • Outline how to be more proactive instead of reactive.  How do you identify what’s normal and abnormal within your environment?  Do you have the skills to identify anomalies and unusual activities? 
    • This will be an open discussion forum and attendees are encouraged to participate throughout the presentation.
  • FACILITATOR:   Shane Harsch is an Information Security professional with over 25 years of experience ranging from military to manufacturing to security consulting and professional services. He has managed and architected SOCs for the military and managed service providers and is a commissioned officer in the US Army, Military Intelligence.  Shane holds degrees in business (MBA) and computational linguistics (BA), and maintains the following certifications: Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), Incident Handling (GCIH), Enterprise Defense (GCED), and Information Security (CISSP).  In addition to his responsibilities as a Senior Solutions Principal at RSA, Shane fosters new professionals to information security as a SANS Mentor.  LinkedIn Profile: