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 of Oregon. Previously, he served as a cybersecurity and audit leader at NC State University. Leo is a Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and former certified almost everything else. He 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 proud member of the international honor society Beta Gamma Sigma, who likes to build secure things and secure things. He is a proud husband and father and is excited about the future.