On behalf of the National Cybersecurity Student Association, we would like to congratulate Dr. Diego Tibaquirá from the Miami Dade College Padrón Campus on being our next Director of Chapter Development.

Dr. Diego Tibaquirá
Miami Dade College Padrón Campus
Professor of Computer Science with a Concentration in CyberSecurity and Cloud Computing

Dr. Diego Tibaquirá is a Professor of Computer Science with a concentration in CyberSecurity at Miami Dade College Padrón Campus. Served in the United States Marines for 8 years and then attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina A&T University, where he received a Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Computer Science, including a Graduate Certificate in Information Privacy and Security Sponsored by the National Security Agency (NSA). He then attended NOVA Southeastern University, where he earned his Doctorate Degree. Dr. Tibaquirá has spent the past couple of years helping build the curriculum in CyberSecurity and Cloud Computing. Serving as Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator in multiple grants of over $1 Million Dollars to help develop new programs, provide professional development opportunities and help educate the next generation of CyberSecurty and Cloud Computing Workforce.

His experience in the field includes working for the Federal Government in Washington, DC, as an Information Security Specialist having a Secret Security Clearance, and PEPSICO as a Data Analyst. For the past 16 years, Prof. Tibaquirá has lived in Miami and has been a Professor of Computer Science at Miami Dade College, where he teaches Intro to Computers, Networking, Operating Systems, Wireless Communication, Cloud, and CyberSecurity.

He also works with the Honors College, teaches Honors Courses, and is a Lead Faculty for the Honors College and Lead Advisor of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society at the Padrón Campus.

We would like to thank everyone who applied for this position and those who will be serving on our chapter committee board. If you are a faculty member and interested in joining our chapter committee board, contact Gus Hinojosa at ghinojosa@nationalcyberwatch.org.