At a time when complex cyberattacks continue to rise, education institutions are challenged to effectively assess and deal with these significant threats. Most security experts agree that schools are prime targets because of the amount of data they manage, and the diversity of constituent access that must be provided.
Doctums Shield is a service offering focused on assisting institutions with quickly identifying where they may have vulnerabilities in their IT security infrastructure.
Expedited Security Assessment is a service offering focused on assisting institutions with identifying where they may have vulnerabilities in their IT security infrastructure. This service is an engagement delivered over 3 weeks that covers the most critical areas of risk.
The project starts with determining whether your primary website contains technical vulnerabilities that could expose your institution to external hackers. You are provided with an industry standard scorecard that identifies and evaluates each vulnerability.
From there, our team determines your vulnerabilities based on remote access users. We verify that your security protocols are locked down so that your constituents feel secure in their online interactions, and prevent bad actors from compromising them to expose and exploit potential vulnerabilities. This part of the assessment focuses on students, parents, faculty and staff remote access.
Finally, our security team works with you to assess your exposure to ransomware. Hackers are continually probing your network and your systems looking for the smallest opening to penetrate your systems and wreak havoc. This ransomware assessment reviews 17 areas of potential weakness, which is used to make recommendations on preventative measures to help you lock out nefarious players.
Our team is made up of experienced IT Security professionals who have impeccable academic credentials and have been associated with organizations such as Google, ScotiaBank, BankBoston NA, and Transbank S.A. This team has experience working with and developing the most stringent global security requirements standards.
The Expedited Security Assessment will confirm that your technology team is updated on evolving attack modes and how to prevent them, while providing advice to strengthen your defenses.
Additionally, our Security team will provide recommendations on how to keep your risk low and how to keep your security strategy ahead of the game. We deliver these services at a predictable, low price because of our specialization, use of automation and economies of scale. Our extensive knowledge of administrative and system process operations across an institution’s functional ecosystem enhances our service delivery.
Wesley Matthews is the founder and President of Doctums Global, an advisory consulting firm helping organizations and institutions to develop and execute go-to-market, change management and business process optimization strategies.
His experience in global cross-functional leadership roles has allowed him to work with entities such as EdTech companies, government agencies (US Department of Agriculture, US National Laboratories System) and colleges and universities across the globe.
Wesley has held senior roles at Frontline Education, Ellucian, and the Innovation Center for US Dairy. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, has advanced degrees in computer science software engineering from the Universidad Austral de Chile and has studied Non-profit Management at the University of Notre Dame.
VP Advisory Services
Moira Kirkland is the Vice President of Advisory Services at Doctums Global, an advisory firm helping organizations and institutions develop and execute go-to-market, change management and business process optimization strategies.
She brings 20+ years of experience in higher education administration and the edtech industry having held leadership and strategy roles in consulting, product management, and customer advocacy. In her most recent role, prior to joining Doctums Global, Moira was the growth and strategy lead for Oracle’s North American higher education practice.
She began her higher education journey at Mount Allison University, a liberal arts institution in Atlantic Canada, where she was the University Controller.
She holds a BBA from the University of New Brunswick and qualified as a CPA/Chartered Accountant while articling at KMPG Canada.
VP Client Engagement
Fred Harkrider is the Vice President of Client Engagement at Doctums Global, an advisory consulting firm helping organizations and institutions to develop and execute go-to-market, change management and business process optimization strategies.
With over 25 years experience in project management and various leadership roles across multiple verticals, Fred has worked with major organizations around the world. He has served clients such as Discover Card, Delta Air Lines, United Technologies, Texas Tech University, University System of Georgia, Alabama Community College System and Tennessee Board of Regents.
Fred takes an analytical approach to problem resolution, and focuses on promoting continuous improvement processes across teams. He has helped organizations of all sizes develop greater outcomes to achieve success.
Fred has held senior roles at Ellucian, OpenGov, and SchoolNet among others and holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Arlington.
VP Technology and Product Strategy
Salvador Salazar is the VP of Technology and Product Strategy at Doctums Global, an advisory consulting firm helping organizations and institutions to develop and execute go-to-market, change management and business process optimization strategies.
He is a multicultural hands-on Information Technology professional specializing in Higher Education with more than 23 years of relevant experience. His areas of focus are Student Information Systems (SIS) and ERP implementations.
Salvador served as Senior Director at Laureate International Universities where he co-developed a global template for deploying Ellucian Banner across institutions and countries in the Laureate network. He also served as Director of Product Development working on modernizing the business processes for Laureate globally.
Salvador was a pioneer in SIS implementations across South America in countries like Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil.
Salvador is regularly called to find creative ways to deliver functionality and integration across the Higher Education landscape. Sal’s quiet manner belies a fierce passion for using technology appropriately to meet the institution needs.
Salvador has held leadership roles at Laureate International Universities, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad de los Andes in Chile. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the ESE Business School, a Studies in Political Science and Government from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a BS in Computer Science from the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico.
VP Client Recruitment
Max Sherman is the Vice President of Client Recruitment at Doctums Global, an advisory consulting firm helping organizations and institutions to develop and execute go-to-market, change management and business process optimization strategies.
His over 40 years of experience in marketing and sales has evolved to embrace a complete commitment to understanding and aligning the client journey and client partnership with comprehensive organizational best practices.
His practical experience in sales and channel operations includes the planning, development, and successful rollout of transformational programs for global organizations. He has also worked with higher education institutions to develop ROI and technology investment strategies.
For the last 20 years Max has worked directly in the higher education market, as an executive field sales operations and cross-functional management specialist for Blackbaud, SunGard Higher Education and Ellucian.
Max holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Salem State University, and a BA in English from the University of New Hampshire.
VP LATAM Operations
Juan José (JJ) Zamur is the VP LATAM Operations at Doctums Global, an advisory consulting firm helping organizations and institutions to develop and execute go-to-market, change management and business process optimization strategies.
His experience in Higher Education as a consultant, teacher, workshop speaker and in management within one of the largest for-profit higher education corporations, has allowed him to develop an acute understanding of institutional needs, how to implement solutions and advise them in building roadmaps to deliver a technology and process support for a full student lifecycle.
During his career, JJ has been responsible for Consulting Services (sales, operations, training, and evangelization of best practices), a SIS Product Strategy Team, focused on the deployment strategy to be offered across institutions, testing and deployment of new functionality, and matching client expectations with system features.
Juan Jose has held roles at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Laureate International Universities, and CETIUC. He holds advanced degrees in Civil Engineering, Information Technology and Business Processes from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.