CTO, Cyber Security Solutions for First DataDr. Branden R. Williams has almost twenty years of experience in technology and information security, both as a consultant and an executive. Branden co-founded a technology services company that provided the foundation to a prominent e-learning company. He has vast experience as a practitioner and consultant which included helping companies create user-centric security controls and models. His specialty is navigating complex landscapes—be it compliance, security, technology, or business—and finding innovative solutions that save companies money while reducing risk and improving performance. Along the way, he was a Consulting Director for VeriSign/AT&T, one of four CTOs at RSA, ISSA Distinguished Fellow, elected to the PCI Board of Advisors, and co-author of three books.