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Office of Cybersecurity

The Office of Cybersecurity serves as fundamental technical safeguard for UTHSC. We promote an environment of great ethical standards and observe numerous regulatory risks by:

  • Advancing effective ways to prevent security risk through collaboration
  • Educating employees and the student body about information security
  • Identifying security risks faced by the University.
  • Encouraging an ethical environment that encourages information security preventions
  • Promoting awareness of information security through outreaching events
  • Effective training in the numerous areas of information security
  • Providing a workplace that enables employees to participate in the compliance program without fear of retribution.

Our Team

Dennis Leber, PhD
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Technology Officer, HIPAA Security Officer

Cybersecurity Operations

Information Security

Ammar Ammar
Director, Deputy CISO

Penetration and Vulnerability Testing

Justin Self
Cybersecurity Analyst

Patch Management and Security Operations

Sarah Johnsen-Self
Cybersecurity Analyst

Dustin Fehnel
Cybersecurity Analyst

Will Irby
Cybersecurity Analyst

Cybersecurity Governance

Risk Management, Audit, and Outreach Management

Chris Madeksho
Lead Cybersecurity Analyst

Dan Fast
Security Architect


Last Published: Jul 28, 2021