About Me

FullSizeRenderCurriculum Vitae:

Thom Langford CV

My public blogger information:

An information security professional, award winning blogger, industry commentator and international speaker. Available as a speaking head and presenter on topics relating to information security, risk management and compliance. Lives in the beautiful countryside of Chippenham in Wiltshire (UK).

My informal bio is what I normally use for inclusion in event information:

As Chief Information Security Officer of Publicis Groupe, Thom is responsible for all aspects of information security risk and compliance as well as managing the Groupe Information Security Programme. Additionally the role is responsible for  business continuity capabilities across the Groupe’s global operations. Having successfully built security and IT programmes from the ground up Thom brings an often opinionated and forward thinking view of security risk, both in assessments and management, but is able to do so with humour and pragmatism (mostly). An international public speaker and award winning security blogger, Thom contributes to a number of industry blogs and publications. Thom is also the sole founder of Host Unknown, a loose collective of three infosec luminaries combined to make security education and infotainment films.  Thom can be found online at both thomlangford.com and @thomlangford  on Twitter.

Or you can always use this one…

As Chief Information Security Officer of Publicis Groupe, Thom is responsible for all aspects of information security compliance, risk compliance and compliance-compliance, as well as managing the Groupe Information Security compliance Programme. Additionally the role is responsible for business continuity compliance across the Groupe’s global operations, and as a result, Thom buys three of everything. Having successfully built security and IT programmes from the ground up, before tearing them down, Thom brings an often opinionated and forward thinking view of security risk compliance, both in assessments and management, but is able to do so with humour (debatable) and pragmatism (mostly). An international public speaker and award winning security blogger, Thom contributes to whichever industry blogs and publications will feature him. Thom is also the sole founder of Host Unknown, a loose collective of four infosec luminaries combined into an unremarkable trio to make security education and infotainment films. Thom can be found online at both thomlangford.com and @thomlangford on Twitter.

A more formal biography shows my background in both IT service management as well as information security:

A Chartered IT Professional (MBCS CITP), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with proven capabilities in information security, corporate risk, IT governance, BCP, DR and incident management, IT support and service desk management. An effective leader of globally diverse teams and successful implementations of information security programmes, IT services, infrastructure, procedures and projects across multiple geographies and cultures.


A regular blogger, winner of Best Personal Security Blog at the 2014 and 2013 European Security Bloggers Awards, and international public IMG_0509speaker at events such as the eCrimes and Information Security Congress, RSA Europe and the BCS.

Specialities include Information Security, Compliance, Risk Management, IT Governance, Incident Management, IT Service & Support, Global Operations, International Team Building, Help Desk Support Management, Facilities Management, Office Design, Build & Relocation.

 

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