Friends to host March Startup Grind-Wichita event featuring cyber security expert David Evenden

Friends University will host Startup Grind-Wichita’s March 19 event, featuring Friends University alumnus and cyber security analyst David Evenden.

Evenden, a 2006 Friends University graduate, is an experienced offensive security operator and analyst with more than 12 years of active experience inside the Intelligence Community. He learned Persian Farsi, worked at NSA Red Team and was a member of an elite international team operating in conjunction with coalition forces to aid in the ongoing efforts in the Middle East. He now lives in Denton, Texas with his family and owns and operates Wolfgang Benedict and StandardUser Cyber Security.

The event will take place March 19 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium in the Davis Administration Building. It begins with networking from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., an hour-long fireside chat between Evenden and Sean Cash, Friends University assistant professor of business management and program director of business management, before ending with a final 30 minutes of networking.

“We are pleased to be able to host this event on our campus and have a great conversation with David Evenden,” Cash said. “Attendees will be inspired by how his passion for success in business and as an entrepreneur are suffused by his faith and his call to create a legacy for his children.”

The cost for the event is $15. Parking is free. The event is sponsored by High Touch Technologies. Register for the event at

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.