Cyber Security Education Opportunities

Want to become a cyber security professional?  Enroll in classes at local colleges. In this session you will learn about the variety of cyber security educational opportunities in the Wichita area. 

Moderator: John Watkins, Professor and Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Wichita State University

Panelists: Kevin Lann-Teubner, Butler Community College, Jonathan Lanning, Friends University, Matt Forney, Ennovar at Wichita State University

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Wichita State University Cybersecurity programs

Butler Community College Cyber Security & Internetworking Management

Friends University Master of Science In Cyber Security (MSCS) 

Ennovar at Wichita State University

John Watkins

John Watkins, Professor and Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Wichita State University holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska, M.S. in Electrical Engineering, The Ohio State University, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, The Ohio State University

His research interests includes: Robust Control, Fault Detection and Isolation, Active Magnetic Bearings, Networked Control Systems, Time-Delay Systems, and Spacecraft Dynamics and Control.

Kevin Lann-Teubner

Kevin Lann-Teubner is an Assistant Professor - Computer Information Technology and Department Chair – Networking Management at Bulter Community College – STEM division.


Jonathan Lanning

Jonathan Lanning, Assistant Professor at Friends University is responsible for the Cyber Security program in the College of Graduate & Professional Studies. Jonathan provides program oversight and management for Master of Science in Cyber Security curriculum and courseware.  Highly skilled in Incident Response (GCIH), Cyber Threat Hunting (GCFA), Information / Computer & Network Security (GSEC), Government, Intelligence, Operational Planning, and Command & Control. Strong engineering professional with a Master of Science (M.S.) focused in Security Administration from Southwestern College.

Jonathan is also a Cyberspace Operations Officer with the Kansas Air National Guard. Jonathan previously served in our United States Air Force as a Defensive Cyberspace Operations Strategy Planner for the 624th Operations Center (AFCYBER), Chief of Operations Scheduling and Planning as well as a Flight Commander leading Intrusion Prevention and Response Flight and Mission Assurance Networks for the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT).

Matt Forney

Matt Forney is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Technology of Ennovar Technologies located on the campus of Wichita State University. He is recognized as an "out of the box" thinker with the ability to define and manage global strategies; ability to develop and hire high-end talent to collaborate and negotiate solutions with key investors/partners; analytical problem solver with the ability to drive strategic projects, deadlines, and financial goals; life-long learner, published and community speaker.  Matt is currently serving is seventh year on the Andover School Board.


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