Our chapter was officially accepted as a local (ISC)² Chapter for the Kansas region in December 2017! What does that mean? Access to more national organization resources for everyone interested in cyber security!

Leadership from our Chapter were also founding members of the Wichita OZSec Conference in 2018.

Our Vision & Mission

To become a trusted resource for security education and awareness in the South Central Kansas area. We hope to facilitate communication between local businesses and security professionals so each can better understand and represent the other’s needs. We want to establish a preferred group for security professionals, and those interested in information security, to network and exchange ideas, knowledge and experiences, and hopefully grow the capabilities of security professionalism.

Our Current Leadership

President - Jarvis Seaman (2019 - Current)

Jarvis was born and raised in Wichita, KS. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University and a master’s degree in Management Information Systems from Friends University. Jarvis has experience developing and managing IT and Cyber Security programs that emphasize risk based decision making, business-alignment, and digital transformation. He has served the ISC2 Wichita Chapter as President since 2019.

Vice President - Brandon Leiker (2019 - Current)

Brandon has 20 years of information technology and information security experience across multiple verticals including energy, financial services, medical, banking, and manufacturing. His background includes solution architecture, implementation, and administration, security operations and strategy, as well as governance, risk, and compliance. He holds a master’s degree in information assurance management and teaches courses for Fort Hays State University as an adjunct professor in their Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Management graduate programs.

Treasurer - Marc Westbrock (2017 - Current)

Marc Westbrock is the Treasurer of the Wichita Chapter. He has been in the cybersecurity field since 2001, in a variety of roles but mostly on the strategic, architectural, and GRC aspects. His primary focus in recent roles is policies and procedures, standards, frameworks, end-user awareness, vendor risk assessments, and partnering with legal and compliance counterparts on holistic risk management and understanding regulatory compliance requirements. He currently works remotely for a non-profit organization, managing their Cybersecurity and Identity teams. In his spare time he enjoys woodworking and reading.

Membership Director - Eric Dexter (2017 - Current)

Eric Dexter is an active figure in the Wichita security community. Starting as a member of our local ISSA Chapter, he helped establish the local (ISC)² Chapter in 2017 and the launch of the Wichita OZSec conference in 2018. His expertise spans a range of IT disciplines, with a special focus on cybersecurity. With a comprehensive IT background, Eric excels at communicating with diverse IT teams and providing expert security guidance at various technical levels. He maintains a strong commitment to staying current with the latest technological advancements, always seeking to expand his knowledge in this ever-evolving field.

Secretary - Will Eckels (2019 - Current)

Will Eckels was born and raised in western Kansas and has lived in Wichita for the past 10 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University. Will has experience developing and managing IT and Cyber Security programs as well as general IT management. He works for the Federal Government as an IT Director and has served the ISC2 Wichita Chapter as Secretary since 2019.