Friends University to Host Cyber Security Advisor Geoffrey Jenista for a Cyber Security Month Presentation

Friends University’s Bachelor’s of Cyber Security Degree program and the College of Graduate and Professional Studies will host a presentation October 30 featuring Geoffrey Jenista, CISSP. Mr. Jenista serves as the Regional Cyber Security Advisor for Region VII (IA, KS, MO and NE) for the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Integrated Operations Division. Based in Kansas City, KS, he supports the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) mission of strengthening the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure. His programs coordinate cyber preparedness, risk mitigation and incident response. He provides Cyber Security resource briefings, Cyber Security assessments, and Incident Response planning to the nation’s sixteen critical infrastructure sectors and state, local, tribal, and territorial government entities.

The October 30 event begins with a welcome reception at 4:30 p.m. and tours of the INTRUST Bank Cyber Security Lab at Friends University. The presentation will follow at 5:30 p.m. in the Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building at Hiram and Maple Street. There will be a short question and answer time with a panel of cyber security experts working in the field.

Jonathan Lanning, assistant professor of cyber security says “Mr. Jenista’s presentation will be extremely relevant for potential students who want to learn what their future could hold as a cyber security graduate”

The bachelor’s of cyber security programs at Friends University challenges students to understand how malicious actors in cyberspace take advantage of people, systems, applications and various technologies in order to stop them in their tracks through hands on experience and training in our state-of-the-industry INTRUST Bank Cyber Security Laboratory.

For more information about the cyber security presentation or about Friends University’s cyber security degree programs, please contact Hayley Randall at 316-295-5300 or