Bill Russell

Chief Information Security Officer

Bill Russell joined Cummins Inc. in 2015 after more than three decades of experience serving in the Defense, Intelligence, and Security Operations sectors. As Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Bill manages the cybersecurity and cyber-risk management program protecting Cummins’ digital and information assets globally.

Bill enlisted in the US Army as a private and held leadership positions at every level including Drill Sergeant, First Sergeant, and Sergeant Major. As the Sergeant Major of the Army’s Land Information Warfare Activity (now US Army Cyber Command), he helped establish the emerging cyber operations mission area. His 24-year career culminated with his assignment as Intelligence Sergeant Major of the 1st Infantry Division – The Big Red One, during operations in Kosovo.

After retiring from the Army, Bill worked in Aerospace and Defense sector, specializing in Cybersecurity within the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. After leading teams providing cybersecurity services to DoD and the Director of National Intelligence, Bill led the cybersecurity strategy and planning for the Federal Civilian line of business focused on designing and delivering cybersecurity services to Federal Departments and Agencies.

Bill and his wife Karla now reside in Karla’s hometown – Columbus, Indiana, the global headquarters of Cummins Inc.


500 Jackson St.
Columbus, IN 47201

Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines from 2.8 to 95 liters, diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets from 2.5 to 3,500 kW, as well as related components and technology. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 55,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 7,400 dealer locations.