Andrea Di Fabio is currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Associate CIO at East Tennessee State University, where he plays a significant role in strategic planning, business process re-engineering, policy development, risk management, and technology transformation. He is currently and adjunct faculty at the university’s college of computing. In his previous life, Andrea served twelve years as Norfolk State University’s CISO, and two years as CIO supporting IT mission essential functions in a time of institutional crisis. In his spare time, he taught a wide range of hands-on IT security classes at Tidewater Community College and volunteered with local schools and ham radio clubs.
Andrea is a member of four prestigious CompTIA committees: The Executive Advisory Board, the Governance Board, the Technical Advisory Committee, and the Certification Development Committee. In these roles, Andrea helps facilitate the recruitment of qualified IT professionals worldwide and provides CompTIA with the support and expertise needed during the planning and development of globally recognized IT certifications.
Additionally, Andrea served as a member of the Commonwealth of Virginia Information Security Council where he recommended strategic direction on Commonwealth information security and privacy-related initiatives. He chaired and participated in multiple technology committees. He currently serves on the Tennessee Board of Regents CISO committee.
Finally, Andrea served as a member of the InfraGard Board of Directors. He was the InfraGard's Information Technology sector chief for Hampton Roads. In these roles, Andrea helped provide synchronized communication between local InfraGard leadership, FBI Coordinators, and area members, by promoting key insight into the IT sector to help protect and ensure the continuity of the critical infrastructure of the United States.
Andrea is currently seeking a Ph.D. in Information Assurance at Nova Southeastern University to inspire his young kids about the benefits of continued self-improvement and education. Andrea completed his Master of Science in Computer Science at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA where he also earned a Bachelor in Computer Engineering.