Dr. Williams is a retired US Army IT officer with 24+ years of service, cybersecurity expert, author, researcher, and public speaker. Dr. Williams has a Graduate and a PhD degree in Cybersecurity from Capella University and has focused intently on various aspects of cybersecurity to include compliance, governance, and other related aspects of cybersecurity mitigation. Dr. Williams serves as a subject matter expert (SME) in various cybersecurity forums, consults as a cybersecurity SME for various organizations such as the US Cybersecurity command, US Coast Guard, and authored IT/cybersecurity curriculums for various universities. Dr. Williams also serves as a mentor and reviewer for the NSA/DHS National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE-C) to various academic institutions. Dr. Williams recently spearheaded the launch of the Cyber Bytes Academy that resulted in its achievement as a certified Cybersecurity Academy with the Virginia State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). Dr. Williams served as a cybersecurity academic SME for the California Community College Chancellor office to develop the first fully online zero textbook cybersecurity collaborative program for the various community colleges. He has also served as a panel member on various cybersecurity forums and in the role of keynote speaker in others. Dr. Williams successfully spearheaded the NSA/DHS National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) effort for the American Public University System (APUS) resulting in its designation as a NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD). Dr. Williams has served as a cybersecurity visiting and adjunct professor for various universities since 2011, to include DeVry University, University of Maryland Global Campus, Strayer University, Sullivan University, and Northern Virginia Community College. Dr. Williams served on a panel of three cybersecurity experts as the academic representative and advisor to address the unique issue of training the future cybersecurity warrior; this panel held in Augusta Georgia, was commissioned by the US Cyber Command. Dr. Williams also served as one of the academic cybersecurity representatives to the US Coast Guard to address cybersecurity unique issues related to threats to US ports and flag vessels. He has spoken to a national group of US high school cybersecurity individuals during the National Cybersecurity Summit in Huntsville Al; sponsored by the National Security Agency and Homeland Security. Dr. Williams also presents at various cybersecurity conferences and is a published author in cybersecurity peer reviewed journals. Dr. Williams holds current certifications in cybersecurity and Information Technology to include the Sec+, Network+, Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)v3. He is an accomplished cybersecurity published author and authority with viewpoints in trade journals such as CSO Online and Security Magazine. Dr. Williams has completed the draft for his first cybersecurity book entitled Bridging the Cybersecurity Divide.