Tommie Francis is the CTO for Security at Dimension Data MEA. In his role, he is responsible for thought leadership, security strategy and research through innovation partners in NTT Group, and creating value in our security go-to-market focusing on the changing Security landscape.
Formally, the Information Security Officer at the Financial Intelligence Center, Tommie created an effective security program including the usage of monitoring and response capabilities that allowed the FIC to detect and counter cyberattacks. His understanding and involvement in SOC’s for an extended period allowed him to transform the thinking around traditional monitoring services into a threat focused and intelligence lead capability. As part of the NTT Group, the focus on Services and Threat Intelligence drives the strategy in the market and is one of Tommie’s passions. The other is operational technology, and his experience in the mining sector contributes to his ability to articulate and reframe thinking of security in a relatively new domain.
Tommie rejoined Dimension Data in 2014, following his tenure at FIC and experience in various industries like Telecommunications, Consulting, Professional services, and Mining. Tommie has over 16years of experience in the cybersecurity domain, and is a member of ISACA, ISC2. He currently holds CISM, CISSP-ISSAP credentials and aims to achieve more.