Tim Leogrande

Verified email at appstate.edu
Asheville, North Carolina, US
Welcome to my PlumeBio!

I possess over 20 years of experience in IT and Information Security (InfoSec), presently as faculty in the Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance program at Western Governors University. Prior to WGU, I was Senior Systems Analyst and HIPAA Compliance Officer for a multi-office medical practice in Western North Carolina.

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)

▪️Social Engineering

▪️Physical Security

I’m currently completing post-graduate work at Appalachian State University in the Higher Education: Education Specialist (EdS) - Community College and University Leadership Concentration program.

My domains of specialization and study within the Education field include:

▪️Program Standards & Accreditation

▪️Student Success & Mentoring

▪️Institutional Effectiveness

I am the founder and organizer of the DEF CON 828 ethical hacking group, and I’m the SouthEast LinuxFest (SELF) Asheville community organizer.

I'm also a fervent advocate for consumer privacy and for diversity, equity, and inclusion across Information Technology professions.

Feel free to write me a note if there is a project you would like to collaborate on, if you are seeking speakers for a conference, or if you are a journalist who is writing about any of the above-referenced topics.