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Sam Thomas.

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Consultant – Cyber Security, Sydney

+61 2 8047 4019

Please provide a brief description of your career history?

2+ years in IT recruitment, mainly focussed around Technical Cyber Security in the UK before making
the move to Sydney. Previous to recruitment I studied for a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from the University of Gloucestershire.

What makes you ‘now’ in technology?

I have attended all of the major Cyber Security Events in the UK, ie. InfoSec. I am constantly reading up on the latest Cyber Security Trends and generally just bugging my network to find out more.

What gets you out of bed on a Monday morning?

My girlfriend dragging me to an early morning Gym Session.

What do you see as the next big game changer within the Digital Media and Technology industry?

It is so hard to predict the impact in which Cyber Security could have on the Technology Industry. As soon as we learn to defend against one type of attack, 3 more have been developed. However, the biggest challenge is set to come in the next few years with every company becoming more reliant on Cloud Technologies, security is quickly becoming one of the hottest topics in the boardroom. – Watch this space!

What is your greatest achievement? (This could be either work or personal)

Climbed Mount Fansipan (Highest Mountain in Indochina) in some of the worst weather I have ever experienced.

What is the best thing about your role?

Working in such a fast moving market means that no two days are the same in Cyber Security. Also, the Xpanders I work with everyday!

When you were a child, what did you want to be?

Professional Cricketer

What is your favourite quote?

Life is like a box of chocolates

If you could invite 5 people to dinner who would they be?

David Attenborough
Ian Botham
Stephen Fry
Will Farrell
Michael Mcintyre