Mark Thomas is the Head of Threat Intelligence for NTT Ltd, where he leads the Global Threat Intelligence Centre (GTIC). He is responsible for global threat research, building intelligence-driven security services, threat communications and sharing alliances.
For the past 19 years, Mark has worked in the cybersecurity field establishing pragmatic, business-aligned risk minimization strategies and developing intelligence-led computer network defenses. His broad knowledge and in-depth expertise are a result of working extensively in consulting, technical, and managed security services with large enterprise clients across numerous industry sectors including finance, government, utilities, retail, and education.
Previously, the Senior Director – Cybersecurity for Dimension Data Group responsible global cybersecurity go-to-market technology and solutions portfolio. He has held management and technical leadership positions since 2001, including leading threat intelligence at Earthwave and Dimension Data Australia. He developed advanced threat detection services, and intelligence platforms. He was part of the founding team in Earthwave, a leading pure-play MSSP in Asia Pacific, providing ISO27001, PCI-DSS, ASIO74, ASD certified managed and in-cloud security services, which was acquired by Dimension Data in 2013.
Mark is a member of AISA, ISACA, ISC2, SANS, and OASIS Cyber Threat Intelligence Technical Committee. He attained Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), and Bachelor of Arts degrees from The University of Sydney, and holds CISSP, CRISC, CISM, CCSK, and other vendor security certifications.