Patrick D. Howard, CISSP, CISM has served as a senior cyber security consultant at SecureInfo, a Kratos Company, since March 2012. He has over 40 years' experience in security, including 20 years' service as a U.S. Army Military Police officer, and has specialized in information security since 1989. Mr. Howard currently serves as SecureInfo’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Project Manager. He most recently served as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Support Contract in Centennial, Colorado until September 2013. Prior to that assignment, as a member of the US Senior Executive Service (SES), he served as CISO for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Rockville, Maryland from 2008-2012. He also served as CISO at the Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2005-2008. Mr. Howard was named a Fed 100 winner in 2007, and is the author of three information security books: The Total CISSP Exam Prep Book, 2002; Beyond Compliance: FISMA Principles and Best Practices, 2011; and The (ISC)2 Guide to the CAP® CBK®, 2012. He is a member of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium’s Government Advisory Board and Executive Writer’s Bureau, which he chairs. Mr. Howard is also an adjunct professor of information assurance at Walsh College, Troy Michigan. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1971 and a master’s degree from Boston University in 1984. Mr. Howard resides with his wife Annemarie in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Last updated: October 2013