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Butler, Dr. William

Dr. William Butler

Chair, Cyber and Information Security, Director, Center for Cybersecurity Research and Analysis (CCRA)


Dr. Bill Butler is currently the Director of the Center for Cybersecurity Research and Analysis (CCRA) at Capitol Technology University. Prior to this appointment in 2013 Dr. Butler worked in the networking and IT industries as a network engineer and consultant for over 20 years. Dr. Butler also served as a joint qualified communications information systems officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired as a Colonel with 30 years of service (active and reserve). He is very active in various working groups such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cloud Computing Security Forum Working Group (NIST CCSFWG), Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Big Data and Mobile Computing Working Group, and the National CyberWatch Center Curriculum Taskforce and the National Cybersecurity Student Association Advisory Board. Bill holds degrees from Brenau University, Marine Corps University, U.S. Army War College, National Defense University, University of Maryland and Capitol Technology University. Bill earned his DSc in Cybersecurity at Capitol in 2016 researching consumer countermeasures to illegal cellphone intercept.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Applied Wireless Security
  • The Design and Practice of Secure Information Networks



  • BS Computer Science from Brenau University
  • MS Telecommunications Management from University of Maryland
  • MS Strategic Studies from US Army War College
  • DSc in Cybersecurity from Capitol Technology University
  • Certificate, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) from National Defense University (NDU)