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Kenneth Williams, PhD

Dr. Williams immigrated to the United States from Guyana in 1980 and served in the US Army for over 24 years as an information technology (IT) officer. After retiring from the Army he started and operated an IT service business for three years before rejoining the Department of Defense (DOD) as a civilian. He now works as a cyber security specialist with the Department of the Army. He also does consulting as an IT and cyber security expert with his firm, Thelka Consulting LLC, and serves as college professor.

Dr. Williams has an undergraduate degree from Campbell University in North Carolina, along with graduate and PhD degrees in Cyber Security from Capella University. His dissertation is titled Cyber security governance: A view of selected organizations within the U S Department of Defense. This dissertation allowed Dr. Williams to talk to several cyber security experts in the US Department of Defense (DoD) about the issue of cyber security governance, specifically the causes of cyber/IA breeches, what should be done to mitigate these issues, the state of organizational policies, and the state of governance. The participants were from various part of the cyber workforce and they ranged across generations. One major advantage of this research was to hear the frank views of all participants with their concerns about the state of cyber security and governance.

Dr. Williams is married, has five children, and lives in Gainesville, VA.