- Doctor of Business Administration
- Master of Science, Information Security
- Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
- Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE)
- Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
- Chief Information Security Officer Certification
William Dicker hails from Charleston, South Carolina, and is a US Veteran, having served in the US Army for over 23 years. He is recognized for developing solid relationships with strategic partners and building consensus across multiple organizational levels. William is an accomplished leader with a proven track record of success in managing all aspects of operations and projects and leading corporate security initiatives. Through his motivational and inspirational leadership style, William’s strengths lie in leading, training, and motivating cross-functional teams to improve overall performance and develop and implement strategic plans to streamline business operations to achieve bottom-line results and continuous progress.
Currently, William serves as a HIPAA Subject Matter Expert (SME), investigating high-impact healthcare breaches on behalf of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Additionally, he assists healthcare organizations in risk assessment development, risk management/mitigation plans, and HIPAA Security Rule compliance. William’s previous work experience includes providing information security expertise to state agencies and private-sector organizations, focusing on information security management, regulatory compliance enhancement, security awareness training, penetration testing, and vulnerability management. Finally, he has served in numerous leadership roles, which included a virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) consultant and Information Security and Compliance Manager.
As a lifelong learner, William enjoys mentoring and teaching others. To satisfy that passion, William instructs graduate and undergraduate information security courses at Georgia State University.
William holds a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from Georgia State University and a Master of Science in Information Security from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). In addition to education, William has attained numerous information security and compliance certifications, including the prestigious Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) certification program with Carnegie Mellon University.