For over 20 years Howard has been known for his professionalism, experience and in-depth knowledge in the fields of digital forensics, incident response and electronic discovery. Howard has worked at Aon, Stroz Friedberg LLC, Sony Pictures Entertainment, X1 Discovery and held several positions at Guidance Software Inc. As a Master Instructor, he taught their entire range of classes and developed three of their expert level classes. As the Manager of EnScript Programming he supervised a team of programmers and was responsible for all EnScript programs shipped with Encase. While the Manager of Curriculum he was responsible for curriculum maintenance and course development. Howard entered into the field of digital forensics in 1997 as a Computer Crimes detective for the Long Beach Police Department. He is an EnCase Certified Examiner and has a BS in Criminal Justice from California State University, Long Beach.
Assistant DFIR Director