A trusted advisor and cyber leader with genuine insight in information risk and cyber security matters.

Joss has led teams in the delivery of technical, information security and cyber resilience projects for over 25 years. She has held senior security management positions in industry and professional services, advising companies globally. Her career has seen her work in aerospace, defence, finance, government, healthcare, leisure and retail, transport, telecommunications, and utilities sectors.

Her professional services career has included working with an extensive number of clients globally, helping to tackle cyber risk and increase their security resilience. She specialises in assessing security posture, developing strategies, and identifying investments, resources, and initiatives to achieve optimal cyber security growth for her clients. Further, Joss advises boards and senior management on initiatives to improve their business resiliency against cyber threats, reduce risks and protect profitability.

An authentic security professional, her experience is relied upon at the board, senior management, and operational level of a business. She is regarded by clients as a ‘trusted advisor’ and a cyber leader providing genuine insight and innovation on information risk and cyber-security matters.

Joss contributes to the wider security profession with ISACA and mentors emerging security professionals who want to excel and exceed in cybersecurity.

“Well-prepared businesses are those who invest in building a pragmatic strategy, preparing them to swiftly respond to, and recover from cyber threats, ensuring that the business continuously delivers.”

Joss Howard

Qualifications & memberships

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  • Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP)

  • Certified Information Security Management Professional (CISMP)

  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)

  • Australian Information Security Association (AISA) - NSW Committee Member

  • Cyber Leadership Institute (CLI)

Board roles

  • InfoSecAssure, Technical Advisory Board Member

  • Hornsby and Kur-in-gai Women's Shelter Board Member