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Chris Howell


Chris Howell is Wickr’s co-founder, co-author of numerous patents for Wickr’s underlying technology and CTO responsible for technical strategy, security architecture and product design. Prior to Wickr, Chris spent nearly a decade in law enforcement with the NJ Office of the Attorney General/Division of Criminal Justice specializing in computer crime investigation and forensics. He also spent several years in the private sector, working in information security and incident response with Pershing, a financial services company, and in application security consulting with Aspect Security, an application security consulting firm.

Chris graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S in Computer Science and Administration of Justice and received a M.S in Information Assurance from Capitol College in Maryland. He has earned a CISSP and various other industry certifications and has served for more than ten years as an Adjunct Professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, teaching courses ranging from Computer Security to Digital Privacy.