Dr. Kenneth L. Williams is the Executive Director of the Center for Cyber at American Public University, and President of TPA Associates LLC; a small cybersecurity consulting firm. He is a retired US Army IT officer with 24 years of active service and seven years of federal service as a civilian for the US Army. 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 served as a subject matter expert in various cybersecurity forums, consults as cybersecurity SME for various organizations, and authored IT/cybersecurity curriculums for universities. Dr. Williams has also served as a cybersecurity consulting to various organizations like the US Cybersecurity command, US Coast Guard, and others. He has also served as a panel member on various cybersecurity forums and in the role of featured speaker in others.
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.
Dr. Williams resides in Gainesville, VA; approximately 40 minutes west of Washington DC. When not working, researching or writing he enjoys spending time with my family, visiting the gym, and riding over long distances with his road bike.