Thom Langford

Thom Langford

CISO Publicis Groupe

Thom is currently the CISO at Publicis Groupe, responsible for highlighting and advising on delivery, compliance and industry security risks across North America, Europe and India. With 20 years’ experience in IT and Information Security, Thom brings an often opinionated view of risk, both in assessments and management, but manages to do so with humour and pragmatism (mostly).

Thom is the founding member of Host unknown, and It is said by Andrew and Javvad that he is so old Thom’s bones are half dust; this is not quite true but the pinnacle of his technical knowledge is NT3.51 with Exchange 4.0. IPX/SPX was a popular networking protocol that Thom would install on 10Base5 using vampire taps. No, we don’t know what that means either. A stickler for doing things right, Thom’s inability to read between the lines means he is regularly reading the manual while others have already microwaved their dinner.