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Dr. Branden R. Williams, CISSP, CISM

Director (SVP), Cyber Security at Union Bank
Ney York, New York
Dr. Branden co-wrote, PCI Compliance second, third and fourth editions: Understand and Implement Effective PCI Compliance, Syngress, 2009, 2012 and 2014 and led the premier PCI Compliance organization, VeriSign Global Security Consulting, up until VeriSign divested the group. Another book published in September of 2015 is PCI BSS 3.1 : The Standard that Killed SSL. Dr. Branden has consulted with companies under $350 thousand annual revenue up to $400 billion and has served one term on the PCI board of advisors.

Dr. Branden is regularly published and is a sought after speaker on PCI DSS and information security. He is a former adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, Graduate School of Management. Dr. Branden received the Payment Security Professional of the Year award in 2008 and is a member of the Information System Security Association, Pi Sigma Epsilon, Sigma Iota Epsilon, UD Entrepreneurial Association.

About Me

What topics have you lectured or presented on?
Compliance with the PCI DSS Credit Card Security Standards, Best Practices for Limiting Credit Card Breaches in the Hospitality Industry and others.
What publications have you contributed to?
"PCI Compliance, Fourth Edition: Understand and Implement Effective PCI Data Security Standard Compliance" "The Digitization of Business: The Effect of E-Commerce Strategies on Revenue Growth in Retail Companies" and many others. Another book published is PCI DSS 3.1: The Standard that Killed SSL.


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Association Position
Society of Payment Security Professionals Payment Security Professional of the Year
ISSA Distinguished Fellow


School Degree Graduation Year
The University of Dallas M.B.A. 2004
Capella University Doctor of Business Administration 2014
The University of Texas at Arlington B.B.A 2000

Contact Information

Union Bank

1251 Avenue of the Americas
Ney York, NY 10020