Travis D. Howard

a portfolio of professional writing on technology, security, and leadership

About THE AUTHOR

A native of Minnesota, Travis Howard is an enterprise IT and information security leader focused on optimizing technology and security programs, managing information risk, and building defenses to combat cyber threats. He has a passion for how we move, absorb, and defend information in the digital age, and knows how to drive efficiency and deliver value by leading cross-functional teams of talented people, developing collaborative processes, and implementing proven technology solutions.

Mr. Howard served a full career in the U.S. Navy, where he honed his IT management and cybersecurity expertise through two decades in high-performing leadership, technical, and advisory roles, including over eight years of operational duty aboard deploying warships. He culminated his military career as a legislative liaison and executive advisor for information warfare programs, assigned to the Navy Staff in Washington, D.C. 

He is a frequent contributing subject matter expert, writer, and presenter in peer-reviewed professional journals, think-tanks, and communities of practice such as (ISC)2. His professional views have been published nearly a dozen times, and he is an active LinkedIn Pulse writer on emerging technology, leadership, and information security topics. He is the 2014 recipient of the AFCEA meritorious rising star award for achievement in information technology, the first Naval officer so recognized. 

Mr. Howard holds an MBA and MS in cybersecurity policy from the University of Maryland Global Campus, a BS in information technology management from Trident University, and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College’s Command and Staff program. He is a certified information systems security professional (CISSP) with an additional credential from the Cloud Security Alliance (CCSK). 

Contact Travis Howard

Connect with him on social media or email travis.duane.howard@gmail.com