Cybersecurity Center for Small Business
Brian S. Dennis' personality and formal education have given him the ability to develop a highly effective level of communication with clients, as well as a good perception for market trends and changes. Brian received a BA in English and Marketing from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He received a Master’s degree in Emergency Management and Homeland Security with an applied focus on Cybersecurity from Arizona State University. Brian has been an Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP) since Disaster Recovery Institute International awarded him the certification in 2014.
His experience in bringing businesses through the stages of planning for disaster and executing continuity plans started on the front lines of a crisis during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He was part of a team that rebuilt a company in New Orleans after losing almost every physical location and 50% of its staff. From there Brian has brought Business Continuity as a service to the state of Kansas. Currently Brian is the director of the Cybersecurity Center for Small Business at the University of Kansas. The awareness of small business' lack of planning on both the physical and cyber sides of security is growing among business owners. His work within the KSBDC network includes the creation of a center specifically tasked with increasing small businesses ability to respond to cyber and physical threats. Brian is working to build a safer Kansas, with small businesses that are prepared to weather any type of financial storm.