Octavia N. Howell
Business Information Security Officer, ITSMF, Founder
Biographical Info
Octavia is an experienced Security leader who specializes in Governance, Networking, Cyber Security, and building operationally excellent, motivated cross-functional, multi-cultural teams. She is focused on career growth and helping everyone she encounters reach their career goals. Octavia is not your typical leader. She is highly technical and prides herself on understanding, solving problems, and discovering secure solutions for her business partners. She is the founder of Augustus Redefined. Octavia believes that a security leader should mentor, motivate trust, and lead their teams to act with integrity and openness. She often says, “A team is only as strong as their leaders and each leader casts a shadow that they will be held accountable for.” Octavia received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Spelman College and holds CISSP, GISP, GCWN and GSLC GIAC certifications. Octavia is the Founder and CEO of Augustus Redefined, an organization focused on the advancement of Black Women in Cyber. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), ISC2, ISACA, and serves as a mentor to several participants within Year-Up Greater Atlanta. In her spare time, Octavia enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and mentoring. She truly believes that we are placed on this earth to help each other achieve greatness (whatever that may be). “Lift while you climb” - Mary Church Terrill "No man conquers alone" - Octavia N. Howell
Areas of Specialty
Application Development Security, Cloud Security, Information Security Governance and Risk Management, Network Security, Security Operations, Management Consulting, Information Technology and Services