Friends University names Evenden as executive-in-residence

Friends University has named David Evenden as Executive-in-Residence for Cyber Security Education. Evenden will advise on the cyber security degree program, assist the Cyber Marketing Committee, mentor students on job opportunities and cyber field related information, and serve as an adjunct professor.

Evenden, a 2006 Friends University graduate, is the founder of StandardUser Cyber Security, an educational security firm dedicated to bringing work to freelance hackers and bringing top tier industry-standard information security certification training to the university classroom. He is an experienced offensive security operator and analyst with more than 12 years of active experience working inside the U.S. 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.

Currently, Evenden is focused on working with the Department of Homeland Security to aid in the efforts to enhance the bidirectional sharing relationship between the U.S. Government and commercial entities and to track foreign intelligence activity in U.S.-based commercial critical infrastructure. “I am delighted to welcome David Evenden to his new role as Executive-In-Residence for our Cyber Security program. David’s knowledge of the cyber security field and professional accomplishments are truly remarkable. Friends University cyber security students will benefit from having the invaluable opportunity to learn and be mentored first-hand by a leading cyber industry professional,” said Dr. Kenneth Stoltzfus, academic dean of Friends University.

Evenden lives in Denton, Texas with his family and owns and operates Wolfgang Benedict and StandardUser Cyber Security.

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