WiSKC August Meeting

Join us for our August WiS-KC Meeting! Our August meeting will be in person at Netsmart. Please see the About section for full details. 

11100 Nall Ave, Overland Park, KS 66211, USA

August 15, 2022
6:00 PM

We are very excited to announce our August speaker...

Dallas Haselhorst, TreeTop Security Founder, BSides Co-founder 



 Dallas Haselhorst is an information security engineer, researcher, and entrepreneur. He has consulted in numerous industries all over the world. Much of his career was spent starting and growing a managed service provider until its acquisition in 2016. He then founded TreeTop Security, whose primary focus is improving the cybersecurity posture of small businesses. Dallas has multiple computer degrees from Fort Hays State University as well as a master's degree in information security engineering from the SANS Technology Institute. Dallas holds numerous information security certifications including the GSE certification, which is often considered one of the most difficult credentials to obtain in the IT security industry. Dallas is one of the organizers for the annual BSidesKC cybersecurity conference in Kansas City. When not working, Dallas enjoys learning, sharing his knowledge, promoting STEM education, spending time with his family, and moulding his four daughters into card-carrying nerds.



ISSA-Kansas City Aug 25, 2022 Chapter Event
Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
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Lidia's Resturant
101 W 22nd St Kansas City
KC, MO 64108
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Dear Rob,

Please join us on August 25th at Lidia's restaurant.
Topic: Educating your Guesses: How to Quantify Risk and Uncertainty in Cybersecurity
Summary: Asking for a budget and justifying spend in cybersecurity departments can be a difficult task due to limited data and a high uncertainty of future events. This talk will dive into quantitative risk analysis as it relates to cybersecurity: how to model uncertain events and understand financial risk. Attendees will see a first-hand demonstration of how quantitative modeling can be used to communicate risk and understand ROI. Attendees will walk away with the tools needed to present cyber risk as a dollar amount that can be easily understood by other business decision-makers at their company.

Speaker Bio: Sara Anstey is a Data Analytics Manager at Novacoast who is passionate about empowering businesses to use everyday data to make strategic business decisions. She believes that the intentional adoption of a data-driven culture can be a key differentiator to companies in today's security climate. Sara has experience in custom web development, risk quantification, data analytics, business intelligence, and applied statistics.

Thursday, Aug 25th
Check-in: 11:30 to Noon
Presentation and lunch: Noon to 1:00pm
Location: Lidia's Restaurant, KCMO



We’re hosting a new event, and we’d love to see you there. Join us for  our next chapter meeting,  "Clarifying the BA role for project managers , a panel discussion - part 2," August 24, 2022 at 6:30 PM.

PS. Tickets are on sale now for KCBADD, now with group ticket pricing. Get your tickets today!

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022 6:30 PM



ISSA-Kansas City July 28, 2022 Chapter Event
Thursday, July 28, 2022 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
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HereFord House
5001 Town Center Dr.
Leawood, KS 66211
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Dear Rob,

Please join ISSA-KC Chapter members and other security professionals at Hereford House Restaurant, Kansas City.

This Month's Topic:  
Top Active Directory Attacks and How to Prevent Them

As the most broadly deployed identity service in the world, Active Directory is a lucrative target for cyberattackers. Ransomware-as-a-service groups including Conti and LockBit 2.0 have become increasingly adept at finding and exploiting security gaps in Active Directory. In this session, Alexandra Weaver, Semperis Solutions Architect, discusses the most common AD security vulnerabilities she encounters in her work with customers, how attackers take advantage of those gaps with examples from recent attacks, and how you can harden your AD security posture to prevent attacks.

Speaker Bio:
Alexandra Weaver has twenty years' experience supporting Active Directory in a wide variety of organizations, from government to some of the world's best-known companies. After 8 years supporting the Bureau of Land Management's Active Directory, she moved to Intel to support their worldwide corporate and manufacturing forests. After some time in financial services IT, she moved to Nike where she also supported their worldwide production forest. Her experience has included merger & acquisition projects where she migrated newly acquired companies into an existing Active Directory infrastructure, an Identity and Access Management implementation & migration project, upgrading domain controllers and associated downstream dependent applications and providing Active Directory support. Active Directory is Alexandra's first tech passion, and she enjoys deep diving into it as associated technologies continue to evolve.

Thursday, July 28th, 2022 from 11:30 PM to 1:30 PM
11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM - Check-ins 
12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM - Presentation
1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM - Questions, Answers & Networking

$20.00 for ISSA Members.
$30.00 for Guests/Non-Members.
We look forward to seeing you at the event. If you have any questions about the event or how to register, please email us.


 Access User's Meeting 6:30 pm, July 20, 2022.


Join us for the Access User's Meeting via Zoom:   



Meeting ID: 869 8333 6895



Title:   The BETWEEN Operator

Presenter:   Jim Watkins, Jr.



This month we are going to take a closer look at the BETWEEN Operator in SQL. We will look at different ways to use BETWEEN in your Queries and SQL statements in Access. You can build SQL statements in VBA code to use for criteria in your reports and the Query Builder to analyze your data. Please join us for an in depth look at this powerful SQL operator.


If you have any topics that you would like to see presented at our HUG meetings, please share with Arlene and we will see about using them at a future meeting.



Jim Watkins is a senior developer for Heritage Computer Consulting & Services, Inc. HCCS is a 32-year-old Computer Consulting firm located in Overland Park, Kansas specializing in providing custom solutions to real world challenges for their clients.



Q&A Session:

Bring your Access questions for the group to answer, explore or brainstorm ideas.


Upcoming Meetings:

Please consider sharing a presentation with your fellow Access Users. 


08-17-22 On-line

09-21-22 On-line

10-19-22 On-line

11-16-22 On-line

12-21-22 On-line


Next Thursday, 7/21, I'm going to share what I've learned about running .Net code inside of SQL Server (SQL CLR) at the Kansas City SQL Server User Group meeting. If that sounds interesting to you, you can join the virtual event via meetup:




Let’s get together

We’re hosting a new event, and we’d love to see you there. Join us for BA's & Brews - a IIBA Kansas City Happy Hour Event, July 28, 2022 at 6:00 PM.

While you are at it, remember to register for KBADD, coming September 30th, 2022.

We hope you’re able to join us!

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Thursday, July 28, 2022 6:00 PM
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Friday, September 30, 2022 8:00 AM
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