Doreen has extensive experience in the cybersecurity space, in workforce development, and as a woman and minority business owner.
Throughout her career, she has worked to create education, training, and opportunities that enhance professionals’ ability to remain competitive in the workforce, and she has a passion for helping women and minorities through their unique challenges as business people.
Her journey began as the owner of Business Interior Solutions, a supplier of interior design and furniture for businesses, where she was lauded as being the first certified women business enterprise (WBE) and first certified minority business enterprise (MBE) in Northwest Indiana, receiving an 8A award for Minority Business of the Year.
She advanced into the economic development realm after building relationships with county, state, and federal agencies to leverage contracts for women- and minority-owned companies.
Then, while serving as assistant director for Minority Engagement and Development at Purdue University, Doreen created a Women and Minority Outreach and Recruitment Program – a cybersecurity apprenticeship program that created a steady pipeline of skilled workers to solve employer’s workforce shortages and create a successful pathway to high-paying jobs for participants. This brought her to the helm of Purdue University’s Cyber Apprenticeship Program.
Her collective experience in academia, workforce development, and cybersecurity has led her to create Industry Workforce Solutions, committed to helping professionals meet sophisticated government-mandated cybersecurity protocols as a way of staying competitive players in the national supply chain.
Ph.D, EdD, MBA, RAC, CSSBB
Research Scientist, Purdue University
Owner/Founder, Fourman Consulting
Jan serves as the chief advisor in workforce and curriculum development for Industry Workforce Solutions. She is an expert in program development for compliance, serving regulatory authorities.
To name a few, she has consulted for the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Jan has worked in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry in therapeutics, quality, and cybersecurity. She also has experience in project management, metric collection, and data analysis, and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.
In the pharmaceutical industry, there are strict statutory and regulatory standards that must be met to ensure quality of drugs and medical devices. In order to remain compliant with those standards, the industry relies upon experts like Jan, who teach organizations the methods to remain compliant. She is a certified auditor in ISO 9001 and ISO 13485.
Ph.D., CISSP, CISA, HCISPP, CTPRP, ITIL
Chief Information Security Officer, SCP Health
Owner/Founder, 3rd Party Risk Assessment
Chris serves as a chief advisor in the creation of IWS educational training and assessments on cyber threat awareness.
As the former director of education and training for the CMMC Center of Excellence, Chris works to enhance the overall security and resilience of the supply chain for the defense industrial base and the U.S. Department of Defense.
He brings extensive experience in organizational development, forging new relationships, protecting sensitive data, building cybersecurity ecosystems, and coaching and mentoring high functioning teams.
He has developed and authored diverse security awareness training and mentoring programs and has coordinated corporate training programs focusing on cybersecurity. He is an expert practitioner in the evaluation of an organization’s overall cybersecurity posture and strengths and challenges. He creates cybersecurity maturity roadmaps ‘and plans of action to mature a company’s internal defensive measures.
Chris builds consensus among leadership, employees, and customers. He has developed and authored diverse security awareness training and mentoring programs for his organization and successfully coordinated corporate training programs focusing on cybersecurity.