Tim Leogrande

Verified email at appstate.edu
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Occupation: FACULTY
Employer: Western Governors University
Education: University of Maryland
Welcome to my PlumeBio!

I am senior program faculty for the Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance degree track 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)

▪️Social Engineering

▪️Physical Security

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

▪️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 Senior Faculty Advisor to the WGU Alumni Cybersecurity Club.

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!