Andrew Wells Howard Director Cyber Technology & Information Security Laboratory Georgia Tech Research Institute
Mr. Andrew Howard is an information security researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He currently serves as the Director of the Cyber Technology & Information Security Laboratory (CTISL) based out of Georgia Tech’s applied research arm, the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). CTISL conducts applied research focused on cyber threats and countermeasures, secure information sharing, resilient command and control network architectures, reverse engineering, vulnerability identification and high performance computing and analytics.
As director, Howard leads the 250 researchers within CTISL, whose mission is to provide high‐impact research, leading to solutions that protect and process critical information, while attacking the challenges of securing cyberspace. Information systems developed by Howard have been trusted by government and industry to secure sensitive data in untrusted environments. Through his research and work at GTRI, he has assisted organizations with building sophisticated information security programs, insider threat prevention capabilities and novel information systems for secure collaboration.
In addition to research, Howard teaches several courses for Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) in its Defense Technology Training Program. He also has worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in their threat and vulnerability advisory practice from 2010 to 2011. He holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certifications.
Howard received his Bachelor of Science in computer science, Master of Science in information security, and an MBA from Georgia Tech.