Novacoast, a cybersecurity company, will expand in The Sunflower State, Governor Laura Kelly announced. A Security Operations Center by the company will open at the Epic Center. It will hire 60 employees initially with plans to expand over the next few years.
Novacoast is Perfect Fit for The Sunflower State
“Without question, Novacoast is a perfect fit for Wichita,” Governor Kelly said. “Moreover, our interconnected, the digital world makes cybersecurity even more critical now. Therefore into the future for Kansans. Our industries are alike. Therefore, to have a strong cybersecurity leader decide to put down roots here in Wichita and Kansas is amazing. Congratulations to Wichita and to Novacoast on this great new partnership.”
Local Cybersecurity Resources
Moreover, the number of local cybersecurity resources is why CEO Paul Anderson said Novacoast chose Wichita. There are impressive programs at Wichita State University, Butler Community College, and Friends University, he said. Also, there is the “unique asset” of the Kansas Air National Guard’s 184th Intelligence Wing at McConnell Air Force Base.
Anderson said he liked “Air Capital” after first visiting Wichita last December.
“We have a strong team that’s making it a business-friendly environment. From the people I met there, I see a recurring thing is I’m hearing is how much people love Wichita. That is so important to us,” he said.
Hiring immediately, Novacoast does plan on hiring right away for primarily for security analysts, with jobs to be posting on KANSASWORKS.com. In fact, the company also plans to bring software development work to the site.
Taking part in the virtual announcement on Thursday morning was Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland, Senator Jerry Moran, Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple and other local officials who took place in the virtual announcement.
Cutting-Edge Security Solutions
“Thank you for expanding your cutting-edge security solutions here in Wichita, and in Kansas, congratulations to Novacoast,” Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary Toland said. “Designed to bring new skills and technologies to drive our economic performance, cybersecurity is the first initiative of the Framework for Growth’s Kansas Competitiveness Project. “The important work you will do every day is to help protect people and places in Kansas and well beyond. We’re excited for your future here.”