Senior Managing Consultant – IBM X-Force Red
Over the last 10 years, Chris Thomas has honed his skills within the information security industry and today is a Senior Managing Consultant at X-Force Red. With a Bachelors (BSc) degree in Software Engineering and a Masters (MSc) degree in Computer Systems Security, Chris’s areas of focus range from managing the EMEA penetration testing network infrastructure through to mentoring juniors and performing penetration tests. Chris’s experience with providing security assessments and advice spans a variety of industries include Finance, Government, Nuclear, Telecommunications and National Critical Infrastructure. Chris first started within the industry as a systems administrator of a penetration testing network where he eventually came to manage the same network while performing penetration testing activities. Chris likes to solve complex problems by either writing software or architecting systems/environments where he has built several enterprise grade solutions from the ground up that have spawned their own divisions.Chris has been hacking since he was 9 years old.