Shareholder, Cybersecurity

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

Bill Dean is a Shareholder and service line leader in LBMC’s Cybersecurity incident response, digital forensics, electronic discovery and litigation support service offerings, and coordinates LBMC Cybersecurity’s resources and activities in the East Tennessee market. A nationally known forensics expert, Bill and his team are highly sought after by organizations that are attempting to promptly and accurately assess a situation and minimize the impact of a cybersecurity breach. A popular and engaging speaker, Bill also plays a key leadership role in the coordination and delivery of LBMC’s highly regarded technical security services capabilities.

Prior to joining LBMC, Bill 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 he 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. 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