Deb HowellDeb has been with Ball State for twelve years. She currently works in Information Security Services in Information Technology as an Assistant Director, Information Security Operations. Before coming to Ball State she worked at Ball Corporation, where she an integral part at launching and leading electronic data interchange with multi-billion dollar companies.

She works collaboratively with other units within Information Technology including UCS Operations, Networking and Communications, Unified Technology Support to operationalize security practices and workflow for various information security functions. Her responsibilities include security information management; security awareness; monitoring regulatory compliance requirements; end-point security remediation; intrusion detection and prevention; encryption; vulnerability scanning and remediation; firewall and IDS configuration.

Deb completed a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Ball State. She is GIAC Security Essentials, ISACA Risk and Information Systems Controls, and Information Security Awareness in the Workspace certified.

She’s served on IVTC’s Computer Science Advisory Board and as Vice President of the Indiana Higher Education Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (IHEBCDR) User Group 2009-2011. She teaches security related sessions for the Office of Learning and Development (L&D) here on campus and served as a panelist at the 2008 Women Working in Technology (WWiT).

She is a member of the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) and InfraGard. InfraGard is a collaborative effort between the FBI and the private sector to share information resources in an effort to better protect the nation’s critical infrastructure.