Kevin Thomson

Principal Security Advisor

When did you join Terra Firma?

I joined Terra Firm in October 2018 as a Cyber Security Leader to advise organisations on ways to improve their cyber security, governance and compliance posture and landscape, in relation to their business risk appetite.

What is your Industry background?

I have 35+ years of experience covering cyber security management, strategy and governance, internal and external IT audit, business risk management, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) management, privacy management, cyber security assessments/assurance and ISO 27001/NIST information security management.

Through my various roles and advisory engagements and projects, I have worked with all levels of business from the board level through to technical teams and end users, providing deep insights of security, control and risk management within business operations; and how these aspects interrelate and work together to provide value-add outcomes to an organisation.

What attracted you to join Terra Firma?

I joined Terra Firma for the opportunity to provide cyber security value-add services to our growing client base. With Terra Firma being an established leader in the business consulting space, this provides the opportunity to further integrate cyber security into the business outcomes of our client base.  The supportive team environment encourages a collaborative approach across diverse backgrounds which leads to optimal business outcomes for our clients.

What do you look forward to each day at Terra Firma?

The challenges and opportunities that arise from working with a diverse client base and a close supportive team.  This allows me to provide value back to our clients and to grow both personally and professionally.

 


“It is important to align cyber security investment with business risk appetite to ensure that our level of protection accords with what we are trying to protect.”