Kent has more than 25 years covering various enterprise technologies. Much of his career has been spent in networking (Cisco CCIE #8226). Starting in 2001, Kent has held almost every engineering role at WWT; he’s led practices ranging from data center to security and designed/contributed to numerous reference architectures. Currently, he’s constructing cybersecurity reference architectures.

Q&A with Kent Noyes

Tell us about your background and how you got into technology.
I grew up in southeast Missouri. I had some talent and interest in math, science and computers so I decided to study programming.  I obtained a degree in Computer Science from Southeast Missouri State University, but while in school I also designed networks for local business. I stuck with network technology or related, and only program occasionally now.
What is your role at WWT?
I am a principal architect in our security practice, providing advanced cyber consulting and design services to customers.
What innovation is happening in your technology focus area that has you really excited?
Security analytics and security automation are both hot topics in the cyber world right now.
Describe a recent interaction with a customer that led to solving a problem.
Security organizations are overwhelmed with the workloads they’re facing. They often need help prioritizing the projects on their plate and their overall strategy. We’ve found our Cyber Analytics Reference Architecture workshop to be very effective in presenting the latest trends in cyber security and advanced architectures so they’re able to see more clearly the most effective path to progress.