Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

Staff Profile

William Wilson

Acting Director, CERT Division

William Wilson is acting director of the SEI CERT Division. Wilson previously served as CERT Deputy Director. He provides leadership in establishing and executing the overall direction and technical portfolio of the program and regularly interacts with the program’s strategic customers. The mission of the CERT Division is to identify new technologies, system development practices, and management practices that will significantly improve networked systems security and survivability, mature these technologies and practices, apply the technologies and practices to meet the needs of the program’s stakeholders, and transition these technologies and practices into widespread use. Wilson also served as the technical manager of CERT’s Survivable Enterprise Management (SEM) Initiative, where he was responsible for the development and transition of methods and techniques that assist organizations in enterprise security management and information security risk assessment and management.

Before joining the SEI, Wilson served as the technical director of the National Security Agency's Software Engineering Center. During his more than twelve years at the NSA, Wilson held positions in software development and acquisition, systems engineering, and technical project management.

He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the Pennsylvania State University and a master's degree in computer systems management from the University of Maryland.