Miriam Howe is a lead cyber consultant and Head of International Consulting at BAE Systems. She has over 20 years’ experience as a qualified cyber security professional, having spent most of her career helping government, defence, and law enforcement organisations to protect their data and systems against cyber intrusions.
Her role at BAE Systems involves leading cyber programmes for UK and national governments, particularly relating to implementation of aspects of national cyber security strategy and national cyber defence capabilities. At the same time, she directs BAE System’s National Cyber Mission portfolio, which includes development of new cyber security capabilities for both UK and international governments, including international cyber capacity building, cyber exercising, and active cyber defence. This relies on strong engagement with HMG stakeholders and policy makers, notably with the UK intelligence community, FCDO and Ministry of Defence, as well as an increasingly global network of government and academic stakeholders.
She is actively engaged in government and industry discussions on topics of cyber strategy and defence, cyber capacity building, international cyber issues, and responsible cyber power. In her spare time, she plays sports and loves to travel, having spent time in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America.