Michael Howard

Michael Howard

  • Head of Security Practice
  • HP

In his role as a Head of Security Practice at HP, Michael heads a worldwide team of security professionals that supports HP’s growth around enterprise print security and business solutions. In this role his team educates, evaluates risk through security audits and supports customer’s in creating comprehensive security policies to protect their printing environment while increasing the effectiveness of business solutions in a secure way. Michael also provides leadership working with the HP security business units and labs providing guidance around future development to ensure HP’s leadership role in security is maintained.

Prior to his security position at HP, Michael was a World Wide Senior Consultant with HP helping companies on development of secure output management and workflow solutions to increase the effectiveness of business solutions in their environments.

Michael began his career in the security and high technology field in 1981 with the U.S. Navy as a Cryptologist. Over a 16 year period, he held numerous positions in Naval Intellegince in both operational and development roles working on projects to improve overall secure communications. Michael then worked directly with the Department of Defense in the security field for five years before joining private industry where his focus has been on enterprise security and business solutions for major corporations.

Michael serves as a member on the Ridge Global Cyber Security Board of Advisor’s to help organizations decrease security risks to be more prepared and resilient. Michael is a certified GIAC, CSCS and CHP professional as well as a certified cryptologist.