The Most Interesting Man in IS

About Dennis

Dr. Dennis E. Leber

Creating a Passion for Life, and Information Security

Dennis is a proud Kentuckian who now calls Tennessee home; he is a Father, Husband, Grand Father, and Veteran. Dennis started his Information Security career in the Military and has worked in the Automotive, Healthcare, Federal Government, and Finance Industries as an Information Security Leader. Dennis currently serves as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) & Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at The University of Tennessee Health and Science Center (UTHSC).

Dennis has a passion for Information Security and igniting that same passion in others to create future leaders. Dennis has taught Information Security courses at different colleges and regularly speaks at conferences and group events.

Dennis holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Management, a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Security, a Master’s of Information Systems, and a Ph.D. in Technology – Cybersecurity.

Some of Dennis’ most recent accomplishments include:

  • Named one of the top 100 CISOs 2021
  • Named to the Cybersecurity Hall of Fame 2020
  • The Chief Information Security Office received the Best of Kentucky Award for Most Innovative Security Program (2017 & 2018)
  • Dennis has been quoted in articles for Forbes Magazine and chosen to speak at numerous conferences and training sessions.