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Vern Williams

Dell EMC Financial Services
Global Security Officer
Experienced leader and consultant with 17 years of naval nuclear propulsion plant experience and over 20 years in the IT and security consulting arena. Provide leadership and technical expertise to a business unit with 5 -10 Billion in assets. Provided Security Architecture and Project Management services to Dell EMC Federal and several Federal Agencies, Business Continuity services to the Alaska Pipeline Company and consulting services in Security Engineering to several commercial and federal accounts. Qualified as a Project Management Professional and Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional and was recruited to teach the CSSLP preparation seminar by ISC2. Proficient organizer and manager, he has been instrumental in a establishing a new CISSP course at Austin Community College and developing the curriculum, which has been taught over 20 years now and in starting and actively contributed to the Texas Regional Infrastructure Security Conference (TRISC), for 7 years. A highly proficient and effective educator, teaching classes at both undergraduate and at the masters level and in technical training whether for CISSP classes or presentations at conferences. A frequent speaker at national and regional conferences, he has the ability to teach complex topics in a manner that is easy to understand. Research interests include Industrial Control Systems (ICS) security, InfoSec metrics, configuration and change management and secure software development methodologies.