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Branden R. Williams could easily be described as one of the industrys leading experts but that title does not encompass his robust talents. He holds and maintains two information security focused certifications (CISSP and CISM) regularly publishes in his blog, the ISSA Journal, and has two books on PCI Compliance and has more than a decade of information security experience. His business experience includes jump starting two consulting practices with , and annual growth respectively starting two businesses, one with funding, one sold to a private equity firm leading and participating in MA activities in his last two positions and building strategy for both services and products alike. Williams is much more than an IT expert, his astute understanding of business has enabled him to create innovative solutions that align with key organizational objectives. This rare combination of technology and business expertise has resulted in Williams becoming a sought after Information Technology and Strategy Leader by the worlds foremost corporate executives. Equally impressive is Williams high energy, results oriented business style. Williams has a steadfast belief that IT and information security should support the business. Utilizing his keen business insights and ability to communicate with technical and non-technical audiences, he collaborates with corporations to analyze, develop, and implement enterprise wide solutions that support key business drivers. Williams has worked with clients in the financial, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, utilities, transportation, service provision, and industrial sectors. Williams holds an MBA from the University of Dallas and is currently earning his Doctor of Business Administration. He taught graduate level courses at the University of Dallas as an adjunct and is a Lifetime Member of Pi Sigma Epsilon. Williams is also a sought after speaker and author. Specialties ISSA Fellow, . Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the ISSA Journal. Elected to PCI Board of Advisors (June - June ).