David Dunn has been appointed as Kroll’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), the company recently announced. Dunn succeeds Wayne Peterson, who recently retired.

In his new role, Dunn will continue to strengthen the firm’s security program to address the evolving and complex threat landscape. His new remit also includes applying security best practices to ensure that the firm’s information security program continues to meet evolving risk and compliance requirements. Dunn will help the firm improve information sharing, bolster corporate resilience, support enterprise clients and strengthen security.

Dunn previously served as Kroll’s Deputy Chief Information Security Officer where he managed the global security operations center, incident response, security engineering, threat intelligence, security architecture, and vulnerability management groups. Prior to joining Kroll in 2016, Dunn was a member of the U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force for 13 years and a three-time recipient of the U.S. Secret Service Forensic Examiner of the Year award.

The 19-year veteran of the Seattle Police Department received the 2012 Seattle Police Department Detective of the Year award. Dunn is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a graduate of the FBI CISO Academy, according to his company bio.

“David brings to his role over 25 years of experience in both public and private sector security that includes incident response, threat intelligence and research, electronic crimes and law enforcement,” said Kroll President Shai Waisman. “As we continue to evolve our own internal security program... I’m confident a dedicated and seasoned leader like David will advance our security strategy and accelerate our growth by safeguarding our employees, clients and data around the world.”