(ISC)² Kansas City Chapter is pleased to announce their inaugural meeting.  Please join us January 7, 2014 at 6:30 PM.  Our topic for roundtable discussion will be “The Insider Threat”

Inaugural Meeting Details:

  • When: January 7th, 2015 (The first Wednesday of January)
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Where: THE CAVES! Cavern Tech Phase 4
  • Address: 17501 W 98th St #856Lenexa, Kansas 66219 map

Our inaugural meeting will include a guest speaker from the FBI who will be facilitating an interactive discussion around the topic of The Insider Threat. An Insider threat is a malicious threat to an organization that comes from people within the organization, such as employees, former employees, contractors or business associates, who have inside information concerning the organization’s security practices, data and computer systems. The threat may involve fraud, the theft of confidential or commercially valuable information, the theft of intellectual property, or the sabotage of computer systems.

Here is a frightening example of an insider threat from Eric Cole (CSOonline.com |Oct 6, 2014): When performing a routine security assessment for an organization, it was discovered that more than 145 accounts of employees who no longer worked for the organization were still active. GASP! Even scarier, when looking for possible activity on these accounts it was discovered that 17 of them were still actively being used. You can imagine the horror, but it gets worse. After approaching HR to find out if there was anything special about these accounts it was revealed that seven of the 17 people who were actively using their old accounts were fired five months earlier for stealing information about the company and giving it to a competitor. Talk about a nightmare! Fire an employee for stealing, take away their badge but forget to cut off account access, only to learn they continue stealing from the organization even after termination. Now, that is terrifying!

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

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About -Durk-

I am a first and foremost a dedicated follower of Christ. I am a dad. I am an extrovert, a techie geek, an info security expert-in-training, and a wannabe entrepreneur.

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