NORTH CANTON, Ohio, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE :DBD ) today announced Adam Williams has been named chief security officer (CSO), leading the company's global risk and security team. Williams is responsible for providing a secure environment for Diebold's customers and employees. He is also responsible for protecting the company's logical and physical assets against evolving and persistent threats and maintaining a secure infrastructure through the design, monitoring and testing of security controls. Diebold's former CSO, David Kennedy, will be leaving the company to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities in the information and logical security arenas.
Williams most recently served as director, global risk and security, Diebold. In this position, he led the company's efforts in expanding its vulnerability management program to include all assets on Diebold's network globally.
Prior to joining Diebold, Adam gained 10 years of experience in the security field at Progressive Insurance in Cleveland, Ohio, where he created and led the development of components of the security program.
"Adam's technical expertise and deep knowledge of information security will enable us to continue to strengthen our corporate security program well into the future," said Bradley C. Richardson, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Diebold. "We thank David Kennedy for all his expertise and contributions during his time at Diebold, and wish him well in his future endeavors."
Williams holds numerous industry certifications including: global information assurance certification (GIAC), certified penetration tester (GPEN), GIAC certified Web application penetration tester (GWAPT) and GIAC certified Windows security (GCWN).
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Diebold, Incorporated is a global leader in providing integrated self-service delivery and security systems and services. Diebold employs more than 16,000 associates with representation in nearly 90 countries worldwide and is headquartered in the Canton, Ohio region, USA. Diebold is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol 'DBD.' For more information, visit the company's website at www.diebold.com or follow the company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/diebold_inc.
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