Lawrence Williams is an experienced IT Security consultant with extensive Department of Defense experience, a Colonel in the United States Army with 22 years of service, a former Department of the Army civilian in IT and cybersecurity, and a former federal contractor at the Army Materiel Command. He has over 15 years of experience working with the Department of Defense in a cybersecurity/IT context. Lawrence’s most recent Information Security experience includes cyber planner for the Department of Defense Joint Staff, Program Management Lead for NATO Cyber Capability Development, Information Assurance Engineer, and Cloud Authorization Engineer.
In the arena of IT support and assessment, Lawrence has extensive experience in overseeing IT projects supporting a U.S. Army Theater of Operations in 6 Middle Eastern countries. He has in-depth experience with cyber and physical security assessments and mitigating controls, CMMC, HIPAA, PCI, Risk Analysis, and Compliance Requirements. As a contractor for the Department of Defense, he has developed and implemented IT policies and procedures, Strategic Plans, Data Security plans and Training, Disaster Recovery, Incident Response, and DR Plans & DR Testing.
Lawrence brings a unique perspective to conducting cybersecurity assessments; he continues to support businesses that work in the defense industrial base. He has the ability to transform traditional IT and cybersecurity services into carefully tailored real-world solutions to meet the needs of each individual customer.
Lawrence received training from the Department of the Army’s Cyber Center of Excellence as an Information System Security Manager, where he was selected to attend Syracuse University and earned a Masters in Information Systems (MIS). Adept at addressing compliance issues, maximizing security options, and staying ahead of current risks, Lawrence continues to use his security expertise to assist organizations in the areas of governance and policy/procedure development by implementing best practice-based structure. As a member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA), Lawrence continues to support the military community with his cybersecurity expertise.