Brett Williams, CPA, CCSFP, CHQP, LA ISO/IEC 27001   

Information Assurance Services | Assurance Partner | SOC Reporting Leader


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Who I work with

As the National Partner in Aprio’s Information Assurance Services group, I work with small to mid-sized companies in a variety of industries including fintech, healthcare IT, technology, insurance, licensed gaming, telecommunications, and consumer and industrial products. I partner with COOs, CISOs, CIOs and Internal Counsel of domestic and international businesses to help their organizations establish, monitor and maintain effective information security and privacy risk management programs.

My specialty

I have considerable expertise in the evaluation and design of vendor management programs. I specialize in providing risk assessments and attestation services to address leading privacy and security protocols including:

  • SOC 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3 reporting
  • ISO 27001, ISO 27701, ISO 22301
  • LADMF certification
  • GDPR
  • CCPA
  • NIST 171
  • NIST 800-53
  • NIST 800-66

Unique things about me

  • During my 20+ year career, I have performed over 3,000 audit and compliance related engagements for companies.
  • Before joining Aprio, I was a partner at Grant Thornton and the firm’s Southeast Special Attestation Reporting (SAR) Practice Leader. Through my passion for customer service I scaled the practice from six people in 2011 to 40 professionals in 2019.
  • I earned my Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Georgia
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When I am not at work

When I am not working, I am active in the following professional organizations:

  • Member of Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Former Executive Officer and Steering Committee Member
  • Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA),
  • Member of the Georgia Society of CPAs.