As the geopolitical landscape shifts, cyber threats are increasingly presenting opportunities for those willing to invest in their careers. From preventative to forensic services, there are cyber careers that fulfill a plethora of career choices.  In this discussion, we will talk about the Ennovar partnership and the potential opportunities in the Cyber Security industry and possible ways to take a career to the next level.

Presenters: Mershard J. Frierson, Vice President of Cyber Research Group (CRG); Matt Forney, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Technology of Ennovar Technologies

Mershard J. Frierson

Mershard J. Frierson is the Vice President of Cyber Research Group (CRG), government and commercial cyber security solution integrator. While partnered with Ennovar, CRG has had the opportunity to jointly create a Security Operations Center at Wichita State University that not only provides a cost alternative for security services but also creates a talent for clients and partners. CRG is based in Wichita Kansas and does business in Kansas, Georgia, and Arkansas. 

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 his seventh year on the Andover School Board.


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