Michael R. Dickson,
CPA, CITP, CISA, CISM, CRISC
Director of Information Technology Services
Mike has over 25 years of auditing and information security experience. Prior to joining GBQ in 2010, he served as President of Business Technology Group, LLC. Previously, he was a Partner at Crowe Chizek.
Mike’s experience includes working with middle market, family owned and public companies of all sizes to deliver specialized information technology audit and advisory services. He has designed and executed IT internal audit and regulatory compliance programs for local, regional and global companies. Mike also has significant experience with multiple regulatory compliance and assurance frameworks including SOC1, SOC2, SOC3, OSO 13, PCI, GLBA, Sarbanes-Oxley, Red Flags, HIPAA, HITECH, CoBit, NIST, ISO and the new SOC for Cybersecurity. Mike has assisted clients in developing a unified control framework to address the needs of multiple stakeholders.
Mike brings an extensive business and technology background together to help companies of all sizes reduce technology risks to their business. Whether it’s finding simple vulnerabilities in a small business network or website, or helping a growing regional or national company develop a comprehensive Information Security Program, Mike will apply reasonable and practical methods identifying, evaluating and reducing cybersecurity risks to your business.
Mike has been an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants throughout his career having served on the Information Technology Executive Committee, lead as Chair the first CITP Credential Committee, served on the National Accreditation Committee and he served for 3 terms as a member of the AICPA Executive Council.
Mike has also been recognized and acknowledged by ISACA for his work on the following publications:
- “COBIT 5 for Assurance” – 2013 workshop participant and expert reviewer
- “COBIT 5 for Risk” – 2013 expert reviewer
- The Ohio State University – B.S., Business Administration, Accounting
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants – Past Board Chair