Grassroots Tech Community Brings Symantec CEO And $10,000 Hacker Contest To Kansas City

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Kansas City IT Professionals (KCITP), a grassroots community of 7500+ members in the Midwest, has partnered with Symantec for “InfoSec night”.

The security-focused event, hosted by Johnson County Community College, will occur on March 21st from 4:30pm – 11:00pm and features a keynote from the CEO of Symantec, Enrique Salem. Mr. Salem will address the global threat landscape and how current IT trends require organizations to adopt new approaches to security. Technology leaders and IT professionals will learn how they can protect business-critical information in today’s world.

“We’re honored to have the opportunity to hear from Mr. Salem, who’s such a well respected leader in an ever-changing industry. It’s events like this and the Kansas City Google Fiber project that make our region an exciting place for IT Professionals”, said KCITP founder Michael Gelphman.

A “Capture The Flag” event will follow the keynote. Security professionals and ethical hackers will use their skills to retrieve a particular “flag” on a private network/server set up specifically for the event. Symantec has set aside $10,000 in cash and prizes, which includes $5,000 to the person who retrieves the pre-defined file.

For more information, visit our event page.

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Kansas City IT Professionals is a grassroots technology community of over 7,500+ members, ranging from top executive level management and below, and encompasses a vast array of technology related skillsets. KCITP helps drive the Kansas City technology community forward via events, education, social media and also donates IT services to local non profits.

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