Chief Information Security Officer at University of Oregon
Leo Howell is a visionary information technology leader who is passionate about the "I" in IT as he believes that data leveraged as a strategic asset is a competitive benefit to any organization.
Leo currently serves as the Chief Information Security Officer for the University of Oregon where he practices his balanced approach to cybersecurity - stop the bad guys and empower the good guys to carry out the organization’s mission.
Previously, he served in cybersecurity and audit leadership at NC State University.
Leo received his B.Sc. in Computer Science and Electronics from the University of the West Indies, and his MBA from NC State University. Leo is a Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a proud member of the international honor society Beta Gamma Sigma.