Terin Williams

Terin Williams serves as the Cyber Security Advisor for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). In this role, Terin is responsible for bringing together critical infrastructure owner/operators with federal, state, local, and other stakeholders to maximize collaboration and minimize cyber risk in the State of Ohio.

Prior to this position, Terin was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Ohio Army National Guard who had oversight of the Ohio Guard cyber forces. She was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Ohio Army National Guard previous to the CIO position and served as the cyber team lead. Additionally, she serves as the Industrial Defense Sector Lead for the Columbus chapter of INFRAGARD.

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A current member of the Army National Guard, Terin is the Vice Director of Operations (Cyber) for the National Guard Bureau. She has had multiple deployments and has multiple military awards to include a Bronze Star. She led the national Cyber Shield exercise from 2017 through 2020. She is the director for the Cyber Shield exercise for 2023.

She holds a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and a Master of Science in Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance from the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University. Some certifications include (but not limited to): CISSP, CISM, GPEN, GCWN, GCIH, GCIA, C|EH, and ISA Cybersecurity Maintenance Specialist.