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Amrit T. Williams

Research Director In the Information Security and Risk Research Practice

Gartner , Inc.

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Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT) is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior information technology (...more

Background Information

Employment History

Chief Technology Officer

CloudPassage Inc


Director of Engineering

nCircle Inc


Chief Technology Officer for Mobile Computing

IBM Corporation


Chief Technology Officer

BigFix , Inc.


Managing Director

Focus Scope


Affiliations

Keiretsu Forum

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Alpha USA

Board Member


Community Presbyterian Church of Danville

Member


WAF Enterprises

Founder


Education

bachelor's degree

business management

St. Mary's college


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Speakers at the Enterprise Risk

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Amrit Williams
Amrit Williams has more than 20 years of experience in information technology and is currently the CTO of CloudPassage. Previously Amrit was the Director of Emerging Security Technologies and CTO for mobile computing at IBM. Prior to IBM, Amrit was a research director in the Information Security and Risk Research Practice at Gartner, Inc. where he covered vulnerability and threat management, network security, security information and event management, risk management, and secure application development. Previously, Amrit was a director of engineering for nCircle Network Security, and undertook leadership positions at Consilient Inc., Network Associates, and McAfee Associates.


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With Amrit Williams
Quantivo Chief Technology Officer, former Gartner Research Director, and noted IT Industry blogger Amrit Williams and his guests share their expertise on a wide range of information technology issues impacting business, government, and other large public and private sector organizations Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, looks at the responsibility of the ISV in security compliance with Jack Danahy, founder of Ounce Labs, and now the World Wide Security Executive for the Rational division of IBM. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses the role of education in security with Jack Danahy, founder of Ounce Labs, and now the World Wide Security Executive for the Rational division of IBM. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, concludes his discussion about the Verizon Business 2010 Data Breach Report with Alex Hutton, Principal of Research and Intelligence at Verizon Business. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, digs into the details of the Verizon Business 2010 Data Breach Report with Alex Hutton, Principal of Research and Intelligence at Verizon Business. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses the possibilities for cloud computing in the next few years with Chris Hoff, Director of Cloud & Virtualization Solutions of the Security Technology Business Unit at Cisco Systems. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, continues his discussion on effectively using cloud computing at the enterprise level with Chris Hoff, Director of Cloud & Virtualization Solutions of the Security Technology Business Unit at Cisco Systems. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses the barriers to effectively using cloud computing at the enterprise level with Chris Hoff, Director of Cloud & Virtualization Solutions of the Security Technology Business Unit at Cisco Systems. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses Cloud Computing and other trends with Philippe Courtot, CEO of Qualys Inc. at the 2010 InfoSec Conference. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses the lessons learned from the film industry with inventor, nCircle founder, and Life Zero blogger John Flowers. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses the forthcoming network security tool, the Kane Box with inventor, nCircle founder, and Life Zero blogger John Flowers. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses the details of how to create a successful CSIRT with Ireland's own Brian Honan of The Irish Reporting and Information Security Service. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses information security education and response with Ireland's own Brian Honan of The Irish Reporting and Information Security Service. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, continues his discussion with Mark Maiffreit of Fire Eye on emerging threats and the new vulnerability pimps. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses the malware landscape and new resources available to IT professionals with Mark Maiffreit of Fire Eye. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, takes an in depth look at security awareness and training with security catalyst Michael Santarcangelo. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, takes an in depth look at security awareness and training with security catalyst Michael Santarcangelo. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses with David Rice, author of Geekonomics, ways to create incentive for increasing software assurance. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses Author David Rice's concept of Geekonomics in this two part interview. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses how enterprises can move security and management facilities outside of the OS with Chad Jones and Bill Corrigan of Neocleus. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses current limitations and new possibilities of virtualization with Chad Jones and Bill Corrigan of Neocleus. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses the differences between cyber-crime, cyber-warfare, and cyber-expionage with Will Gragido and John Pirc of Cassandra Security. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses how the ever-changing threat landscape is met by a static set of solutions. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, investigates the new RUGGED Software Manifesto with its authors by Joshua Corman and David Rice. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses advanced persistent threats and subversive multi-vector threats with Will Gragido and John Pirc of Cassandra Security. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses with Andrew Hay the challenges women in security face and also the many security issues surrounding offshore banking. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses the ins and outs of writing tech books with author Andrew Hay. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses how profit and politics have changed the security landscape with John Corman, research director for the enterprise security practice at The 451 Group. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, takes a look back at 2009, and a look ahead at what the real threats of 2010 will be with Mike Rothman, founder of Security Incite. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses the information divide between the good guys and the bad guys with Josh Corman, research director for the enterprise security practice at The 451 Group. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses how many enterprises are still struggling with log management and SIEM with Mike Rothman, founder of Security Incite. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses the trends and challenges in technology for 2010 with Mike Vizard, editor of CTO Edge. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses the current state of tech journalism and how we receive information with Mike Vizard, editor of CTO Edge. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses how to work remotely while maintaining a secure online environment with Mike Rothman, founder of Security Incite. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses the outlook on the economy for 2010 with Jack Phillips, co-founder of IANS, the Institute for Applied Network Security. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses with Jack Phillips, co-founder of IANS, the Institute for Applied Network Security. the value IANS offers to both users and vendors. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, discusses the benefits of peer based research with Jack Phillips, co-founder of IANS, the Institute for Applied Network Security. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO and Tom Murphy of Bit9 discuss the future of application control as new technologies like cloud computing and virtualization permeate the marketplace. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO discusses application control with Tom Murphy of Bit9, and how to avoid endpoint lockdown. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO discusses Whitelisting with Tom Murphy of Bit9, and what practices can embolden endpoint security without disturbing work flow. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO winds up the conversation with author and speaker Michael Santarcangelo on the nature of insider threats and how to manage them. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO continues the conversation with author and speaker Michael Santarcangelo on the nature of insider threats and how to manage them. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO begins an interesting series of conversations with author and speaker Michael Santarcangelo. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO continues his conversation with Vikram Desai, president and CEO of Liquid Computing on optimizing virtual and bare metal computing to optimize service provision to end users. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO speaks with Vikram Desai, president and CEO of Liquid Computing on optimizing virtual and bare metal computing to optimize service provision to end users. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO concludes his interview with Doug Wilson co-chair of Open Web Application Security Project Washington DC chapter, focusing on what enterprises can do to include security into the product development life-cycle. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO continues his interview with Doug Wilson co-chair of Open Web Application Security Project Washington DC chapter, highlighting the upcoming OWASP-sponsored AppSecDC conference Nov. 12-13 at the Washington DC Convention Center. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO speaks with Doug Wilson co-chair of Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Washington DC chapter and Michael Smith, the Guerilla CISO, on community efforts to improve security of web-based applications. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO concludes his conversation with Brad Arkin, Adobe Systems director of security and privacy, this time focusing on Adobe's processes to build in security during the product development cycle. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO continues his conversation with Brad Arkin, Adobe Systems director of security and privacy focusing on post-release patch and update processes. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO talks to Brad Arkin, Adobe Systems director of security and privacy, about Adobe's programs to improve security properties of its widely used software products both during development and after release to the field. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO continues his conversation with Adam Shostack, Emergent Chaos leader of the band, about the trade-offs of emphasizing security versus user experience in software development. Amrit asks the question why shouldn't security be built into software instead of being treated as an add-on? Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, begins a three part conversation with Adam Shostack, bandleader of the Emergent Chaos blog site and author, most recently of "The New School of Information Security," co written with Andrew Stewart. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO talks with Peter Kuper, former analyst Morgan Stanley and SC Gowen, now associated with the IANS organization on the impact of the recession on the security industry. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, continues his conversation with Al Huger, founder of Immunet, focusing on how the explosion in the types of malware has completely overwhelmed conventional anti-virus technologies and how Immunet is developing community-based solutions to the malware problem. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO, talks with Al Huger, serial security start-up entrepreneur, on Huger's latest venture, Immunet. Although Huger says his company focuses initially on consumer markets, Amrit believes that enterprises might also take to this approach. Amrit and Nick also recall their previous work as information technology industry analysts at, repectively Gartner and The 451 Group. Amrit Williams, BigFix CTO begins a three-part discussion with Jeremiah Grossman, CTO of White Hat Security on web application security. In the first part, Amrit and Jeremiah review the nature, severity, and spread of threats to the security and integrity of web applications. Part III of the conversation with Amrit Williams, Michael Smith and Dan Philpott moves on to look at private sector adoption of government-developed IT security standards and policies, a field guide to current NIST FISMA documents, and which private organizations-mostly government contractors-must comply with government security standards. Part II of this discussion involving Amrit Williams, Michael Smith and Dan Philpott focuses on recent policy developments in the US, in particular legislation currently in the US Congress to modify or replace the Federal Information Security Management Act with new laws, whether the establishment of a US Military Cyber Command is a military necessity or a maneuver to attract funding, and whether the intense effort to legislate and regulate represents an effort to compensate for a shortage of human cybersecurity expertise. Amrit Williams, CTO of BigFix, Inc. talks to long time secure payments consultant Michael Dahn about whether the current Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards, by their prescriptive nature, lead to organizations focusing on standards compliance at the expense of more effective security measures. Amrit Williams, CTO of BigFix, Inc. and Rich Mogull, Founder and Chief Analyst of Securosis discuss Project Quant, a Microsoft-sponsored research effort to better understand the software patch and update process from both the software vendor and software licensee points of view. Rich and Amrit invite listeners to participate in the survey posted on www.securosis.com/projectquant. Amrit Williams, CTO of BigFix, Inc. and Joshua Corman, Security Strategist at IBM Infomation Security Solutions (ISS) contend that the only way to fight the escalating cost and complexity of IT security is to embrace change and leave outmoded practices and technologies behind. Amrit Williams, CTO of BigFix, Inc. and Scott Crawford, Managing Research Director of Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), continue their conversation on the relationship between IT service management and IT incidence response management. Amrit Williams, CTO of BigFix, Inc. and Scott Crawford, Managing Research Director of Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), begin a two part discussion on security and system management convergence by looking at what keeps the two disciplines siloed from each other although both sides recognize the benefits of seamless collaboration. Amrit Williams, CTO of BigFix, Inc. speaks with Mike Rothman, founder of Security Incite and recently hired Senior Vice President of eiQ network on the need to secure information wherever it resides or travels, and a pendulum shift away from log management back to situational awareness. Amrit Williams, CTO of BigFix, Inc. and Aaron Bawcom, VP of Engineering of Reflex Systems discuss Bawcom's new book "Virtualization for Security. Amrit Williams, CTO of BigFix, Inc. and Ron Bennatan, CTO of Guardium note that as security attacks increasingly emphasis theft of financially valuable data, this puts databases in hackers' cross hairs. Amrit Williams, CTO of BigFix, Inc. speaks with Johnny Long, founder of Hackers for Charity, about Long's journey from the pinnacle of conventional IT industry career success to his decision to redirect his expertise to helping charitable organizations leverage computer technology to fight poverty and bring new opportunities to some of the poorest communities on earth. In addition to taking in this podcast, Amrit and Johnny invite listeners to learn more at www.hackersforcharity.org Amrit Williams, CTO of BigFix, Inc. and co-worker Ryan Russell, IT Director at BigFix review the latest edition of "Stealing the Network: The Complete Series Collector's Edition," co-authored by Ryan, Johnny Long and Timothy Mullen.


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Amrit Williams
Amrit Williams has more than 20 years of experience in information technology and is currently the CTO of CloudPassage. Previously Amrit was the Director of Emerging Security Technologies and CTO for mobile computing at IBM. Prior to IBM, Amrit was a research director in the Information Security and Risk Research Practice at Gartner, Inc. where he covered vulnerability and threat management, network security, security information and event management, risk management, and secure application development. Previously, Amrit was a director of engineering for nCircle Network Security, and undertook leadership positions at Consilient Inc., Network Associates, and McAfee Associates.


talkincloud.com

New CloudPassage CTO Amrit Williams is a 20-year veteran of the enterprise security and software space.
CloudPassage has named Amrit Williams, a former IBM (IBM) and McAfee (MFE) executive, as its chief technology officer (CTO). CloudPassage Chief Technology Officer Amrit Williams San Francisco-based software-defined security (SDSec) company CloudPassage yesterday added former IBM (IBM) and McAfee (MFE) executive Amrit Williams as its chief technology officer (CTO). Williams is a 20-year veteran of the enterprise security and software space and previously served as a CTO at IBM, Quantivo and BigFix. He also has led engineering operations at nCircle (which was later acquired by Tripwire) and McAfee and served as a lead analyst for Gartner, managing the firm's information security and risk research. "[Williams'] deep experience and security technology vision will be a tremendous addition to the CloudPassage team as we continue to lead the way in the emerging software-defined security market," CloudPassage CEO Carson Sweet said in a prepared statement. In addition to Williams, CloudPassage last month appointed Brian Harmon as its executive vice president of global sales. Sweet said Williams will lead CloudPassage's technology team and ensure customers are fully supported. "In the long-term, Amrit will grow the technology organization to tackle completely new problems for our customers."


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Gartner Analysts Mark Nicolett and Amrit Williams coined the term SIEM way back in 2005, and in its newest report, Gartner defines the SIEM solutions as technology that "aggregates event data produced by security devices, network infrastructures, systems, and applications.


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