Senior Manager

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Walters State Community College, A.S. in Computer Science

Bill is a Senior Manager in LBMC’s Information Security Services division and is responsible for incident response, digital forensics, electronic discovery and overall litigation support. Bill has more than 20 years of information technology experience with a specialty in information security and digital forensics for the past 10 years.

Prior to LBMC, he served as the Director of Security Assessments and Digital Forensics for Sword & Shield Enterprise Security Inc. Bill was also the founder of Forensic Discoveries, before merging with Sword & Shield Enterprise Security and served as a senior security analyst responsible for information security for a large healthcare organization. In these roles, he was responsible for digital forensics to support litigation, incident response services, penetration testing, and overall security defense posture. In these roles, he has been qualified as an expert witness in Federal Courts and Tennessee State Courts.

Bill is a frequent speaker and published author on the topics of computer security, digital forensics and electronic discovery for numerous legal and technical associations. Additionally, Bill is a faculty member for the Institute for Applied Network Security (IANS). He is also an active member of the International Society for Forensic Computer Examiners and InfraGard Board member. Bill was awarded Knoxville’s “40 under 40” business leaders class of 2014.


  • GIAC – Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN)
  • GIAC – Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
  • GIAC – Certified Forensics Analyst (GCFA)
  • Certified Computer Examiner – #581 (CCE)
  • CPTS – Certified Penetration Testing Specialist

Thought Leadership

Digital Forensics—Multi-Factor Authentication and Your Environment, Lawyer Ethical Duties, and More
Digital Forensics—Company Legal Processes, Digital Laws, 2018 Data Breaches, and More
Digital Forensics—Ransomware History, Rising Risks for Law Firms, and More