Advisory Consultant - Incident Response Advanced Cyber Defence Services, RSA
Chris Thomas is an Advisory Practice Consultant for the NetWitness Incident Response Practice at RSA, with over 20 years of experience in the IT Security industry. In this capacity, Chris is responsible for delivering holistic incident response services using state of the art host and network-based tools. Using these tools, combined with advanced methodologies, Chris can assist clients to obtain situational awareness and rapidly identify threats as part of the tactical response to intrusions involving sophisticated adversaries that target intellectual property and other critically sensitive data.
Prior to joining the Incident Response Practice, Chris was an Advisory Systems Engineer for the RSA NetWitness Platform for users across APJ. This role's responsibilities included Leadership and drive of RSA's Threat Detection and Response solutions from a technical perspective by working across sales and professional services teams to ensure customer success, collaborate with the global Advisory team and product management to drive RSA product and solution direction, mentor junior presales consultants and take a leadership role within the global Presales team.
Prior to joining RSA in 2011, Chris was a Principal Consultant for CA Technologies (Computer Associates) with experience across many areas of IT Security including Network Forensics, Audit Log Analysis, Identity Management, Antivirus, Intrusion Detection, and Gateway Security. His 12 years at CA included roles covering presales, solution architecture, and implementation work. Chris has been part of the analyst team for the Black Hat Asia Network Operations Centre (NOC) supporting the Black Hat Asia conference in Singapore, and has also set-up and managed the Security Operations Centre (SOC) for RSA Conference APJ in Singapore for 2017 - 2019. Chris has presented at several industry conferences including Black Hat Asia and RSA Conference APJ, as well as developing and running "Capture the Packet" training exercises for internal and customer training purposes.
Chris attended the University of Sydney where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).