IT Security Engineer; National Institute for Standards and Technology
Gema Howell is an IT Security Engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Gema is the NIST Principal Investigator for the Mobile Device Security Building Block at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). Gema currently researches methods to secure Band 14 devices and wearables tailored to public safety. Prior to this effort, Gema researched mobile isolation systems and mobile application vetting solutions for public safety. Outside of mobile security, Gema actively participates in the development of standardization for voting systems. Gema has a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Technology: Network Security from Bowie State University and her Master’s of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.