Leo Howell


Leo Howell is an experienced and enthusiastic cybersecurity visionary committed to reducing risks and improving business productivity.  Put another way, Leo empowers the “good guys” to do their stuff while doing what's necessary to stop the "bad guys" from being a pain in the neck. Leo currently serves as the Chief Information Security Officer for the University oof Oregon.  In a past life, Leo served as the Director for Information Security Risk and Assurance and as Assistant Director of Internal Audit at NC State, and held many other IT and security roles in and outside of higher education.  Leo earned his MBA from NC State University and is a Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and former certified almost everything else. Leo likes to build secure things and secure things. He is a proud husband and father and is excited and about the future.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as an IT Issue
    • Multimedia
    • Author

    Our institutions are best served by a community that more closely reflects the demographic diversity of the students we serve. Research demonstrates that diverse communities are more resilient, more creative, and more effective.

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