ISSA-Kansas City Chapter
Chapter Event
April 27th
Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM CDT
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BRIO Tuscan Grille, Country Club Plaza, 502 Nichol
502 Nichol
Kansas City, MO 64112
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On April 27, 2017 the ISSA-KC Chapter members, and other security professionals will hold a meeting at Brio's Restaurant on the Plaza to network and attend the monthly chapter meeting, with presentation topic.

Speaker Bio: George Salemie, Synack

Topic: Crowdsourcing - the Evolution of Application Security and Penetration Testing

Bio: George has over 20 years of experience in information technology with the last 12 years in information security. After graduating from WUSTL with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and minor in Computer Science, he started his career as a network engineer for Shell Oil and then went on to work for a number of tech start-ups including Livingston Enterprises (acquired by Alcatel Lucent, now Nokia), Redback Networks (acquired by Ericsson) and Anue Systems (acquired by Ixia, now Keysight Technologies). He also founded and self-funded his own tech-startup, RedDot Networks, which developed custom, FPGA-based appliances for application performance testing and security. George currently works for Synack as the South Central Regional Director. He is also a member for the advisory board for the Austin InfraGard Chapter, a mentor for the AFA CyberPatriot program and a member of the Capitol of Texas ISSA Chapter.

Brief Description of Topic: Crowdsourcing has proven to be an incredibly effective way to undertake a task or solve a problem by leveraging the skills, diversity, creativity and scale of an open or private group of people on a local, regional or global basis. Given the shortage of information security professionals, crowdsourcing application security and penetration testing has been effectively adopted by countless organizations and government agencies, including the Department of Defense and Internal Revenue Service. This presentation will provide a brief history of crowdsourcing applied to various areas and then detail how it is applied to information security, specifically application security and penetration testing. 

BRIO Tuscan Grille, Country Club Plaza, 
502 Nichols Rd, 
Kansas City, MO 64112

Choice of Chicken, Salmon and Pasta
Soft drinks, Iced Tea, Coffee
*Vegetarian option available, please note at registration at Brio

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

$20.00 for ISSA Members,
$30.00 for Guests/Non-Members

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