Verified email at appstate.edu
Asheville, North Carolina, US
Welcome to my PlumeBio!
I am faculty in the Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance program at Western Governors University. I hold a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy from the University of Maryland, and I’m a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Business Minor).
My domains of specialization and study within the InfoSec field include:
▪️InfoSec Policy (HIPAA, PCI-DSS, NIST-800, ISO 27001)
I’m currently doing post-graduate work at Appalachian State University in the Ed.S. in Higher Education: Community College and University Leadership program.
My domains of specialization and study within the Education field include:
▪️Program Standards & Accreditation
▪️Student Success & Mentoring
I am the founder and organizer of the DEF CON 828 ethical hacking group, and I’m the SouthEast LinuxFest (SELF) Asheville community organizer.
In my spare time, I'm a fervent advocate for consumer privacy and for diversity, equity, and inclusion across Information Technology professions. Furthermore, as a first-generation college graduate, I believe deeply in the power of access to education for all.
Feel free to write me a note if there is a project you would like to collaborate on, or if you are seeking speakers for a conference.
Thanks for visiting!