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Associate Managing Director
William Dixon is an associate managing director in Kroll’s Cyber Risk practice in the Los Angeles office. Bill is an experienced information security services executive, who over a 16-year career has served in both technical and client management roles with Fortune 500 firms as well as start-up ventures and a leading cyber security firm.
Bill joined Kroll from Stroz Friedberg, where he was Vice President, Cyber Resilience in Chicago and Los Angeles. In this role, Bill provided client executive leadership and management for service engagements and new business pursuits. He additionally managed four sub-service categories that included risk and threat assessment, penetration testing, security strategy, and incident response. Additionally, Bill designed and implemented managed services related to detection and response capabilities, as well as proactive service capabilities, specifically focusing on cyber security maturity models and incident response preparedness. He also served as a CISO and Board of Directors advisor relating to cyber security and cyber threat awareness.
From 2013-2015, Bill had business development roles with Accenture, ultimately serving as Security Consulting Senior Manager, North America, for which he primarily managed engagements for high-value clients (Fortune 50 and Fortune 250). He was also the lead manager for Accenture’s Local Market Initiatives for new client acquisition and sales in Chicago. He had joined Accenture as Sales Director, North America, Central Region, where he served as sales origination and capture lead for Technology Consulting Services engagements for the Symantec/Accenture Joint Initiative as well as the wider communications and media technology client base in North America.
Previously, Bill was Senior Client Security Advisor/Partner with start-up company HALOCK Security Labs, for which he was responsible for solution design, business development, and marketing. This was Bill’s second entrepreneurial venture; earlier in his career, he was a co-founder of Continuum Worldwide Corporation, where he served as Consulting Director, Enterprise Security Solutions from 2005-2010. In this role, he implemented service delivery programs for managed governance risk and compliance services, from information security program assessment to penetration testing, across the United States.
Prior to Accenture and HALOCK, Bill was Security Services Leader, West Region, for IBM. He was the services business development opportunity owner for the entire IBM Security Services portfolio, including partner products in the Western United States. During this time, he pioneered the successful identification and closure of the first IBM Security Services Managed SIEM services deal on a global level. Bill started his career in 2001 as an Information Security Analyst with Mutual of Omaha.
Education and Certifications
B.S., Management Information Systems, University of Nebraska
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)