Professor John Howie

Visiting Professor

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Senior Director, Online Services Security & Compliance, Global Foundation Services, Microsoft plc

Manager of the Technical Security Services teams, constituting Identity Management, Threat and Vulnerability Management, Incident Response, and Security Architecture and Advisory functions, with responsibility for day-to-day security of the Microsoft Cloud Computing platforms and infrastructure.
Leading cross-organization projects to update technologies and processes to drive improvement in security and compliance, including anti-malware strategy and Technical Compliance Management.

Microsoft Sponsor, representative, and advisor to the Cloud Security Alliance industry organization, with responsibility for ensuring activities and policy positions are clearly conveyed and adopted.

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  • Cyber-Security
    Electronic information now plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our daily lives. So the need for a secure and trustworthy online infrastructure is more important than ever. without it, not only the growth of the internet but our personal interactions and the economy itself could be at risk.
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    Recent Publications

    Howie, J. (2010, September). Identity Management Challenges in Cloud Computing. Paper presented at RSA Europe, London.

    Howie, J. (2010, August). Key note: Information Lifecycle and Data Governance. Paper presented at Goverance, Risk and Compliance, Lisbon, Portugal .

    Howie, J., Munoz, J. (1993). Making a CASE for the Design and Implementation of Communication Protocols. In: (Ed.) Proceedings of the UKUUG & SUKUG Conference on Networking - The next generation, , () (January ed.). (pp. ). Oxford University, GB: . .

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