Jeff Williams

Program Manager, Cybersecurity

Jeff Williams is a Program Manager for The Center’s cybersecurity team, leading our efforts to educate and equip small and medium-sized manufacturers to guard against the growing threat of cyber-attacks. One of his main areas of focus relates to the cybersecurity requirements outlined in NIST Special Publication 800-171, designed to protect the information security systems of contractors working with the Department of Defense. In addition to serving Michigan’s manufacturing community, Jeff also is involved with training other Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers across the U.S. This effort will enable those centers to provide cybersecurity services to manufacturers in their states.

Professional Experience
Jeff has more than 20 years of experience in implementing and supporting network systems including servers, workstations and infrastructure components. He has worked at The Center twice before as both Senior Applications Designer and IS Director, gaining experience with various software systems handling estimation, implementation, development and project management. Jeff specializes in administrating and developing database systems, as well as schema development, data management and security. In 2017, Jeff received the Acumatica Development Network’s (ADN) “Most Valuable Professional” award in honor of his work.

PUBLICATIONS
DoD Announces New Cyber Certification Program for Contractors - Is Your Company Prepared for Audits?
Cybersecurity: Heightened Risk Calls for Heightened Risk Management
5 Steps to Cyber Safety: IT Perspective
5 Steps to Cyber Safety: Business Perspective
MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY INSIGHTS: Applying Lean Manufacturing Principles to Information Security​