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.

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!