A reminder that the #CFT and CFT for #BSidesKC 2023 are open and first-time speakers are welcome (and encouraged)! Round 1 closes on June 11th! #infosec #cybersecurity




Early Bird Sale Ends Monday! 🚨

The KCDC Early Bird ticket sale ends soon! Don't let your chance of locking in low prices fly away!

Early bird tickets start at $299 for the conference and $399 for the conference + workshop day. You have until 11:59 pm CDT on Monday, May 22nd, to lock in your tickets at early bird price. So head to our ticket site and secure your spot before those prices double!

Full-day and half-day workshops are Wednesday, June 21st. The main conference with breakout sessions is Thursday and Friday, June 22-23.
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 Access User's Meeting 6:30 pm, May 17, 2023


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


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Meeting ID: 870 6127 0480



Title:   Relationships



Presenter:  Jim Watkins, Jr.




Many-to-many relationships are the most commonly used table relationships. They provide crucial information, such as which customers your salespeople have contacted and which products are in customer orders.



Jim Watkins is a senior developer for Heritage Computer Consulting & Services, Inc. HCCS is a 33 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 your expertise with your fellow Access developers by presenting a topic of your choice.  Send an e-mail with your topic, description and bio to [email protected].



KCDC Agenda Has Been Published! 🗓
The KCDC Agenda is Ready!

After many sleepless nights, re-configurations, and consultations, the KCDC agenda is ready!

Check out this year's agenda on our website: https://www.kcdc.info/agenda

The agenda can help you plan out your time at KCDC to make sure you are getting a chance to attend the presentations that excite you the most. Be sure to check back, as the agenda is subject to change!
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Early Bird Tickets on Sale!

The early bird ticket sale continues. Buy tickets now, and you'll receive great discounts on KCDC tickets purchased more than 30 days before the start of the event! Early bird tickets this year start at $299 for the conference and $399 for the conference + workshop day. You have until Monday, May 22nd, to lock in your tickets at the early bird price, so head to our ticket site and secure your spot!

Full-day and half-day workshops are Wednesday, June 21st. The main conference with breakout sessions is Thursday and Friday, June 22-23.
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ISSA-Kansas City May 25, 2023 Chapter Event
Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 11:35 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
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Lidia's Resturant
101 West 22nd Street
Kansas City, KS 64108
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Please join ISSA-KC Chapter members and other security professionals at Lidia's Resturant, Kansas City.

This Month's Topic:  
Managing OSS Security Blind Spots - A collaborative approach 
Open-Source Software is no longer a term which needs explanation. It is ubiquitous in most of the code bases and rightfully so with its low cost, free to use, modify and distribution features. With these features also comes inherent Security, Operational and License risks. One of the biggest security blind spots in OSS is the lack of centralized control over the development and distribution of code. Recent attacks on popular OSS libraries such as Apache Struts, Open SSL, log4j have highlighted the need for increased security measures in OSS. To address these security concerns, organizations need to take a proactive approach to OSS security. This involves establishing security policies and procedures for selecting, evaluating, and integrating OSS into their systems. It is equally important to monitor and track OSS usage to ensure that any vulnerabilities are quickly identified and addressed. The talk will take us through a real-world example of an organization's OSS transformation journey, the real-world challenges, and the path to success.
Speaker Bio:
Aditi Gupta is an exceptional leader in the field of application security with over 12 years of experience in the technology space. Her journey began as a software developer working on Mainframes, she later pursued an MBA which led her to undertake consulting work, traveling extensively through Asia and the Americas.
Over the last 6 years, Aditi has made significant strides in her career. She has successfully built and managed Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) programs, implemented the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) for a financial services org, and leveraged DevSecOps principals to build an application security program from scratch.
Currently, Aditi is serving as a leader in the consulting org, where she is making a significant impact by assisting clients with their various application security programs related to open-source software (OSS) transformation, Cloud security, and scalable application security review and testing solutions.
Aditi is also a passionate food and travel enthusiast, always on the lookout for new adventures such as enjoying Jazz speakeasies with her toddler.
Thursday, May 25th, 2023, from 11:30 PM to 1:30 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Check-ins 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Meeting & Presentation
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Questions, Answers & Networking



(ISC)Kansas City Chapter
Our May 3, 2023 meeting is in person!
Dinner will be provided!
Cyber Risk Quantification (CRQ)

Cyber Risk Quantification (CRQ) allows a security organization to quantify cyber risk in monetary terms that resonates with business leaders, CFO, CEO and board members. Calculating cyber risk in monetary terms provides a common language that can be used to prioritize projects and spending, and track the overall effectiveness of a cybersecurity program.

Please join us as we explore the cutting-edge world of CRQ and the transformative role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) within it. AI and ML are revolutionizing how organizations measure and assess the potential financial impact of cybersecurity threats, enabling better decision-making and prioritization of risk mitigation efforts.
Join us IN PERSON at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, May 3, 2023


  • 6:15-6:30 pm – Sign-in

  • 6:30-7:00 pm – Welcome and Announcements

  • 7:00 - 7:30 pm – Dinner, Sponsor Breakout, and Social

  • 7:30-8:25 pm – Topic Discussion

  • 8:25-8:30 pm – Closing comments



Let’s get together

We’re hosting a new event, and we’d love to see you there. Join us for Virtual May Chapter Meeting: Outcome-Based Roadmaps, May 24, 2023 at 7:00 PM.

Be sure to join us early at 6:30 PM for the Technique Boutique: Introduction to Value Streams!

Register soon because space is limited.

We hope you’re able to join us!

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023 6:30 PM


 KCBADD Friday, September 29, 2023

It's time to get excited! After the amazing success in 2022 of the IIBA Kansas City Chapter's first ever IN PERSON day-long professional development day,  we're happy to announce the 2023 KCBADD call for speakers is now open!

We're seeking energetic, enthusiastic thought leaders to fill this year's lineup by presenting new, dynamic content created for Business Analysts of all experience levels, Agile technologists, and related professional fields. We wish for all attendees to leave with our event equipped with tools, techniques, and knowledge of current trends in business analysis and related topics so they may begin applying them immediately.

Please submit your topic at the below link by close of business, Monday, May 1st. Thank you in advance for your time and talent!!

Speaker Topic Submission Form


 Title:   Dealing with a stubborn small company


Presenter:  Susie Gilson



How do you create incremental serial numbers when a small company refuses to let go of their “sticky note” ways? Can creating related records in another table be automated?




After 23 years of developing and using many database applications for her various roles with Girl Scouts, Susie is retiring in June 2023. She also "fixes" the databases her husband brings home from work. Susie chides him on using outdated and complex Excel files and converts those to Access for him, also.


Q&A Session:

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





ISSA-Kansas City April 27th, 2023 Chapter Event


Thursday, April 27, 2023 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
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Hereford House
5001 Town Center Drive
Leawood, KS 64108
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Please join ISSA-KC Chapter members and other security professionals at Hereford House. 



Discussion on Incident Management 



45-55 minutes discussion on

  1. Incident Management (IM) process
  2. IM best practices
  3. Cyber Insurance
  4. IT Risk Management
  5. Ransomware
  6. IM Service Level Agreements (SLAs) / IM Service Level Expectations (SLEs)
  7. IM trends


Nichole Windholz and Naeem Babri



Thursday, April 27th  



11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM - Check-ins 

12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM - Meeting & Discussion

1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM - Networking



$20.00 for ISSA Members.

$30.00 for Guests/Non-Members.


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