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Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas is the VP Cybersecurity for Dimension Data Group. In his role, he is responsible for cybersecurity go-to-market solutions, cybersecurity technology portfolio, thought leadership through our innovation partners in NTT Group, and creating new business value in the Group’s security services portfolio.

Formally, the Head of Cyber Intelligence in Earthwave and Dimension Data Australia, Mark created advanced threat detection services, threat intelligence platforms, and security response capabilities. Earthwave was the leading pure-play MSSP in Asia Pacific, providing ISO27001, PCI-DSS, ASIOT4, ASD certified managed and in-cloud security services. He was part of the founding team and held management and technical leadership roles from 2001 – 2013. He was responsible for driving mission-critical SOC operations in multiple geographies, as well as supporting sales and technical enablement to drive business growth and development.

Mark became a Dimension Data employee in 2013, following the company’s successful acquisition of earthwave, now part of NTT Security. Mark has over 18years experience in the cybersecurity domain, and is a member of AISA, ISACA, ISC2, serves on the SANS Advisory Board, and OASIS Cyber Threat Intelligence Technical Committee. He attained Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), and Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy, English) degrees from The University of Sydney, and holds CISSP, CRISC, CISM, CCSK, and other vendor security certifications.