New Security Operations Center will Bring Cybersecurity Jobs to Wichita region
Feb 25 2021
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced that Novacoast, an international cybersecurity company, will open a new Cybersecurity Operations Center in Wichita, creating 60 jobs with plans for continued growth. This investment in Kansas comes after outreach from the Greater Wichita Partnership and Sen. Moran to highlight the region’s information technology and cybersecurity assets.
“As a national leader in cybersecurity development and implementation, I am pleased that Novacoast has chosen Kansas as the location for its new Security Operations Center,” said Senator Jerry Moran. “The Wichita region has proven itself as a leader in cyber technology at institutions like Wichita State University, Friends University and the 177th Information Aggressor Squadron at McConnell Air Force Base, and Novacoast will certainly benefit from the impressive cyber talent pipeline located in the region. Novacoast’s move will bring more cybersecurity jobs to Kansas, and, more importantly, will foster powerful research partnerships to help our nation address its most critical cybersecurity challenges.”
“We were intrigued with the Partnership’s message and then with the entire community because of the overwhelming support from industry, education and elected leaders,” said Novacoast CEO Paul Anderson. “I’ve been running companies for over 25 years and haven’t come across such a welcoming and exceptional place to do business as I’ve found in Wichita.”
“This is a great company with a global reach and an impactful business attraction win for the Wichita region and Kansas,” said Greater Wichita Partnership President Jeff Fluhr. “Our community’s collaborative approach to promote our assets and share insight into our information technology and cybersecurity ecosystem was key to securing this new global business and new jobs for our community.”
During the virtual announcement, Lieutenant Governor and Kansas Commerce Secretary David Toland, Sedgwick County Chairman Pete Meitzner and Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple also helped welcome Novacoast to Kansas.