Maj. Gen. Brett T. Williams, USAF, (Ret.)
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Maj. Gen. Brett T. Williams, USAF, (Ret.)

A sought-after speaker for his ability to translate the technical jargon of cybersecurity into a framework that can be easily understood and implemented by Board members and C-Suite Executives.  Major General Williams provides a fast-paced, action-oriented keynote or panel presentation that is guaranteed to increase the “cyber IQ” of any audience.
Chief Operating Officer, IronNet Cybersecurity, Inc., Director of Operations, U.S. Cyber Command (2012-2014); Director of Communications, U.S. Pacific Command (2009-2011); Combat-Experienced Fighter Pilot

Expertise In:

  • Cyber Security
  • Business Growth and Trends
  • Risk Management
  • National Security
  • Information Technology

Audience & Industry

  • The Technology Industry
  • Associations
  • Corporations
  • Board Meetings and Executive Briefings
  • Colleges and Universities

A sought-after speaker for his ability to translate the technical jargon of cybersecurity into a framework that can be easily understood and implemented by Board members and C-Suite Executives.  Major General Williams provides a fast-paced, action-oriented keynote or panel presentation that is guaranteed to increase the “cyber IQ” of any audience.

Major General (Retired) Brett T. Williams is the Chief Operating Officer for IronNet CyberSecurity.  Brett co-founded IronNet in 2014 following retirement from his 33-year career with the U.S. Air Force.  IronNet is developing an advanced cyber-defense capability based on anomaly detection using behavioral analytics. General Williams is a highly-experienced F-15 combat fighter pilot and held several significant command and staff positions during his career.  In his final active duty assignment, General Williams was the Director of Operations for U.S. Cyber Command where he was responsible for the operations and defense of Department of Defense networks as well as the planning and execution of offensive cyberspace operations in support of U.S. strategic objectives.

Featured Experiences

Cyberwar—Is America Ready?

The U.S. is under attack from a variety of nation-state actors and this has implications for business professionals as well as Americans in their private lives.  General Williams provides his perspective on the current cyber threat landscape, discusses challenges that we have as a nation in addressing this threat and provides his perspective on how business leaders and technical professionals can work better together to counter the increasingly sophisticated cyber threat.

Cybersecurity—An Executive Approach to a Technical Challenge

Brett Williams’ keynote helps close the gap in language, perception and understanding between senior executives and the technical people charged with defending our networks.  He is an expert at identifying the key technical cybersecurity issues and translating those issues into the language of business.  Brett equips his audience to ask the CIO and CISO tough questions, and more importantly, to understand the answers.  Each keynote is customized to the audience and includes a discussion of the current threat environment, costs associated with a breach, an executive primer on current cyber defense techniques and suggestions on how to identify the essential elements of a good cyber defense program.  Every participant will walk out the door with specific action items they can immediately put into action.