Hackers beware: Wichita to host hundreds of cybersecurity professionals this weekend

Nearly 200 people working or interested in information technology security will be in Wichita on Friday and Saturday for the city’s first professional conference on cybersecurity.

OzSec 2018 will be held at Wichita State University’s Experiential Engineering Building on Friday, and in the Business Technology Building at Friends University on Saturday.

The conference is full and isn’t accepting additional registrations, said John Carney, one of the organizers and a 20-year cybersecurity professional at Koch Industries. Attendees are coming from as far as Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Salina and Hutchinson, he said.

Created by the local chapters of ISC2 and Information Systems Security Association, the conference aims to provide continuing education and networking for the region’s cybersecurity professionals.

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