The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has selected Leo Howell as its new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

In his new role at Georgia Tech, Howell will provide leadership in the development and implementation of an institute-wide information security and risk management program to ensure that information assets are adequately protected. Serving as a part of senior leadership in the Office of Information Technology, he will also be responsible for creating and maintaining a cybersecurity program and leading the cybersecurity team, which manages the confidentiality, integrity and availability of institute information assets and cybersecurity-related compliance.

Howell joins Georgia Tech from the University of Oregon, where he served as CISO and interim Chief Technology Officer since 2017. His responsibilities included information security and operational strategy as well as maintaining the university's cybersecurity governance, risk and compliance program.