Jennifer Kurtz works with entrepreneurs to build sustainable business practices and achieve compliance with information security standards like ISO 27001 and NIST 800-171. She has developed and taught graduate courses in cybersecurity at Regis University since 2011; authored Hacking Wireless Access Points: Cracking, Tracking, and Signal Jacking (2016) and a chapter of The Data Breach and Encryption Handbook (2011); written numerous articles on cybersecurity; and designed online cybersecurity courses for small businesses and individuals. Jennifer was the IT manager for an international automotive manufacturer, project manager for the Indiana manufacturing extension partnership, and award-winning director of ecommerce for the State of Indiana. She is the cyber program director for Manufacturer’s Edge, Colorado’s NIST manufacturing extension partner, for which she writes a regular column, Simply Cyber, and participates as a member of the NIST MEP Cybersecurity Steering Committee.
Through the Denver Metro and Pikes Peak SBDCs, Jennifer has co-led the Leading Edge for Transportation/Construction Industry program and the Growth Catalyst Business Coaching program. She holds an MBA and PMP certification.