Dr. Margaret Leary
Co-Principal Investigator & Senior Advisor

Dr. Margaret Leary, CISSP, CIPP/G, CRISC, CEH is  a Professor at Northern Virginia Community College.  She serves as a Co-Principal Investigator and Senior Advisor for National CyberWatch, and has been a member of the NCC Leadership Team for the past 10+ years. In addition to possessing extensive academic and curriculum experience, Dr. Leary is a working cybersecurity practitioner with more than 25 years experience in the IT sector – the past 13 years spent in senior level cybersecurity positions in the D.C. Metro region. She presently consults as a Senior Security Advisor with Camber Corporation, providing security consultation and risk/security assessment services to civilian and military agencies.  She was appointed to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee’s Internet of Things (IoT) and has served as an Advisory Board Member of Microsoft’s Official Academic Curriculum (MOAC), and past member of ANSI-BBB Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Standards Panel, and ACM Working Groups. Dr. Leary has contributed to several papers on issues with cybersecurity curriculum issues, identity authentication, and cloud security.





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