Michael T. Williams is an Information Security Senior Consultant in the Coalfire Healthcare practice, wherein he serves a diverse array of healthcare organizations on HIPAA/HITECH and HITRUST projects. These range from advisory engagements for clients exploring their capacities to achieve healthcare security compliance, to assessment engagements to help clients maintain existing certifications. He has also served clients in the Coalfire Public Sector practice, as a Federal Information Security Act (FISMA) and Federal Risk and Authorization Program (FedRAMP) advisor.
Prior to Coalfire, Michael was a federal cybersecurity professional for seven years, performing compliance assessment and assurance engineering for the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He collaborated with technical and executive stakeholders across several DHS component agencies (including the Transportation Security Administration, US Citizenship & Immigration Service, Customs and Border Control, and the US Coast Guard), and assessed a broad gamut of information systems– mainframes, client-server topologies, federated networks, cloud systems, and data centers.