Profile of Andrew WilliamsProduct Director, Cyber Risk Advisory and FedRAMP Assessment Services, Coalfire
Member Since: 9/17/2018
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Andrew Williams is the product director for the Cyber Risk Advisory and FedRAMP Assessment Services teams at Coalfire. As product director, Andrew oversees Coalfire's sales, delivery, and professional development strategy for all advisory and assessment personnel delivering services to cloud computing customers. Andrew works closely with delivery personnel and executive management across Coalfire to ensure Coalfire maintains its position as a thought leader in cloud compliance, and to ensure customers are receiving the best support available.
Since joining Coalfire in 2014, his primary focus has been providing guidance around AWS, Microsoft Cloud and hybrid cloud enterprise level environments in relation to federal, state, and private sector industry best practices. He functions as a subject matter expert for cloud compliance, cloud network architecture, cloud administrator and cloud customer access control, and secure code development. He has extensive experience with the NIST 800-53 framework and the NIST IT security landscape; FedRAMP, FISMA, DISA, and DOD program development and security architecture design; and general controls client advisory. Andrew has supported engagements at more than 40 different cloud service providers.
Andrew holds a business M.A. from Seattle Pacific University and a B.A. in political science from Western Washington University.
Articles by Andrew Williams
Instead of losing sight of the cybersecurity forest as we navigate the compliance trees, consolidate and simplify regulatory compliance efforts to keep your eyes on the security prize.
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The issue for cloud adopters is no longer where your data sits in AWS, on-premises, Azure, Salesforce, or what have you. The important questions are: Who has access to it, and how is it protected?
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