About Mark Thomas

As a former Army officer with over 28 years of professional experience, Mark has a wide array of industry experience including government, health care, finance/banking, manufacturing, and technology services. He has held roles spanning from CIO to IT consulting and is considered a thought leader in frameworks such as COBIT, NIST, ITIL and multiple ISO standards. Mark routinely speaks at US and international conferences and earned the ISACA John Kuyers award twice for Best Speaker/Conference contributor of the year. Mark also holds the CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT) and CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) certifications.

 

 

Noted Experience:

Typical engagements include digital transformation governance, maturity assessments, hands-on implementation, and consultative training and coaching in the service management, enterprise governance/risk and cybersecurity domains.

Acted as interim leadership for clients with a specific focus of organizational design, operational processes, risk, cybersecurity and governance models including ITIL, COBIT, NIST and TOGAF.

Provided training services for major training firms and consulting clients in several disciplines including Business Analysis, ITIL, COBIT, MOF, ISO, NIST Cybersecurity and IT strategy areas.

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Key Certifications

  • CGEIT, CRISC
  • COBIT 4.1, 5, 2019
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF)
  • ITIL v3 Expert Designation
  • ITIL v4
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner

Areas of Expertise

  • Enterprise governance of information and technology
  • Risk governance and management
  • Cybersecurity strategy
  • Information controls assurance and compliance
  • IT strategy development and implementation
  • Agile, Lean and DevOps
  • GRC frameworks (COBIT, NIST, COSO, ISO, ITIL)

Education:

  • BS, University of Central Missouri
  • MS, Central Michigan University

 

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Articles and Training

Interface Technical Training

ITIL 4 is coming February 28 and I think you are going to like this

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ISACA Now

COBIT 2019 Makes Framework Easier to Understand, Customize

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ISACA Now

COBIT 5 and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework – A Simplified Framework Solution

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ISACA Now

Here Comes the GDPR. Are You Ready?

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APMG

Webinar – COBIT 2019 Use Cases: Tailoring Governance of Your Enterprise IT

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APMG

Webinar – [Case Study] COBIT 5 as a Standard in the Jordanian Banking System

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APMG

Webinar – Tips and Techniques to adopt GDPR using COBIT 5

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MISTI

Cloud Security eSummit 2.0 2018

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Articles Referencing Mark Thomas

CSO

6 Signs the CIO-CISO relationship is broken and how to fix it

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CIO

The keys to effective IT governance in the digital era

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AP News

ISACA Introduces COBIT 2019 Training Resources

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Compliance Week

ISACA issues COBIT 2019 to help reboot IT governance

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MISTI

7 Things to Know About IT GRC in the Cloud

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MISTI

The Dos and Don’ts of IT GRC in the Cloud

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MISTI

How IT Audit Can Break Down Communication Silos

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CIO

10 ways to improve IT performance (without killing morale)

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