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


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